#TestIt Alert: ‘Pink Chanel’ tablet in Chicago area tests as N-Ethylpentylone, MDA, and more

#TestIt Alert: ‘Pink Chanel’ tablet in Chicago area tests as N-Ethylpentylone, MDA, and more

By: DanceSafe Staff

According to this ecstasydata.org submission published on February 28, a crushed red/orange/brown pill was sourced as a ‘Pink Chanel’ ecstasy tablet in Chicago but tested as:

  • MDA
  • MDA 2-aldoxime analog (an intermediate produced in the synthesis of MDA)
  • MDMA methylene homolog (a research chemical that is created by inserting a methylene group in the methylamphetamine portion of MDMA)
  • N-Ethylpentylone

7084_master_pink_chanel_back_lg3N-Ethylpentylone is a cathinone of the phenethylamine class that produces some of the same effects as MDMA, but is significantly stronger and substantially riskier.

People who have consumed N-Ethylpentylone have described the experience as “seedy” and much less pleasant. Effects of N-Ethylpentylone include raised pulse and blood pressure, high body temperature, convulsions, acidosis, rapid muscle breakdown, agitation, paranoia, compulsion to redose, difficulty sleeping for up to 36 hours, and temporary psychosis. In addition, N-ethylpentylone has been involved in the deaths of many individuals. The substance is becoming more prevalent in both the US and abroad, and is mostly being marketed as MDMA to unknowing purchasers.

We urge our community to keep in mind that drug markets are expansive and that these Pink Chanel tablets may appear in locations other than Chicago. Always test before you ingest to avoid ingesting misrepresented substances, and so you can adjust your intention, set, and setting appropriately to minimize risks. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here.

The purpose of #TestIt Alerts is to alert the public to misrepresented substances circulating in their region. We neither condemn nor condone drug use, but rather want people to be aware of what they are ingesting so they can take steps to minimize risks.

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