By: Lucille L., Communications & Social Media Intern, DanceSafe
A small, blue pressed pill was sourced in Charlotte, NC but submitted to EcstasyData.org from Miami, FL. This sample was sold as Oxycodone, but did not test as such. The pill was found to contain fentanyl, a very potent synthetic opioid. The pill was stamped with “A 215” on the front, resembling an Oxycodone tablet, but is indeed counterfeit.
According to EcstasyData.org, the Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin reagents all had no reaction.
We urge our community to keep in mind that drug markets are expansive and these substances may appear in locations other than the submission’s origins, as is evidenced from the fact that the pill was obtained in Charlotte but submitted to the lab from Miami. This also serves as a reminder of the importance of carrying naloxone, which can save lives by reversing opiate-related overdoses. Always test before you ingest to avoid ingesting misrepresented substances! Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit or fentanyl testing strips here.
If you test a misrepresented substance, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in a #TestIt Alert.
Since 1998, DanceSafe has been keeping the electronic music and nightlife communities safe. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we provide free harm reduction services at music festivals and nightlife events across the nation. All proceeds from the sales of our drug checking kits go back into the organization so we can continue to provide our services in our communities for free. By purchasing a kit, you are not only helping keep you and your friends safe, you are also contributing to the harm reduction movement. Thank you for your support!