This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.

There’s been a new synthetic opioid being sold as oxycodone. N-pyrrolidino etonitazene (also known as etonitazepyne), is sold in a little blue pill with M on one side and 30 on the other. According to Forensic®, N-pyrrolidino etonitazene is a novel synthetic opioid which is very potent and could easily cause a deadly overdose. WeContinue reading “This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.”

New cathinone being sold as MDMA

In a further example of 2021 being a pain in the arse, last month’s Dunedin KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking day turned up dimethylpentylone being sold as MDMA. Thanks. We hate it. We found it in a pink Playboy pill, but it is also found as a white crystal, so definitely get both forms of your gearContinue reading “New cathinone being sold as MDMA”

High levels of eutylone substitution found in O week testing in South Island

Drug checking by KnowYourStuffNZ in Christchurch this week reveals that there is still a lot of eutylone around. 40% of the samples we tested yesterday for UCSA and LUSA’s O week events have turned out to contain eutylone. Last week in Dunedin we found 45% of samples brought by people thinking they had MDMA wereContinue reading “High levels of eutylone substitution found in O week testing in South Island”

Notification: High dose MDMA pills still a risk this summer

KnowYourStuffNZ is testing a fair number of high-dose MDMA pills. These are more risky because the dosage is excessive. While we’re seeing lots of cathinones, there is still plenty of MDMA around. These pills should be approached with caution. We advise that the only way to guarantee safety is to not take them. If youContinue reading “Notification: High dose MDMA pills still a risk this summer”

ALERT: Dangerous cathinones are bloody everywhere this summer

Drug checking by KnowYourStuffNZ is revealing that this is the summer of cathinones. More than half of the samples we have tested at New Year’s festivals have not been MDMA but instead more dangerous stimulants from the cathinones family. The most common cathinone right now is eutylone. We saw small amounts last year and nowContinue reading “ALERT: Dangerous cathinones are bloody everywhere this summer”