Ugh. More bloody cathinones

Cathinones being substituted for MDMA could be on the rise. The last couple of KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking clinics have discovered an increase of people’s “MDMA” either being a cathinone with no MDMA in it, or a cathinone with just enough MDMA to mask it and spoof reagent tests We anticipate that this could be theContinue reading “Ugh. More bloody cathinones”

Update: more pills to be aware of this summer

With the festival season ongoing and many university Orientation events happening next week, KnowYourStuffNZ would like to provide an update of pills currently in circulation that may not be as they seem. This follows on from our notification of high dose MDMA pills prior to New Year. The pills have been identified in our testingContinue reading “Update: more pills to be aware of this summer”

Eutylone report – “I felt poisoned for 48 hours”

KnowYourStuffNZ’s testing at festivals this summer has found that there are still dangerous chemicals being sold as MDMA (as well as a lot of MDMA).  One drug of concern is eutylone, which was described to us as “48 hours of misery”. Eutylone is a new cathinone (sometimes referred to as “bath salts”). KnowYourStuffNZ summarised theContinue reading “Eutylone report – “I felt poisoned for 48 hours””

Cathinone C86 identified as eutylone

The substance found and alerted by KnowYourStuffNZ in testing earlier this month, previously known only as C86, has now been identified as eutylone. Eutylone, also known as bk-EBDB or n-ethylbutylone, is a stimulant in the cathinone family (sometimes called “bath salts”). It was first synthesised in the 1960s and first reported to  European Early WarningContinue reading “Cathinone C86 identified as eutylone”

ALERT: White powder in clear capsules containing unknown cathinone C86

FURTHER UPDATE 1 May: We’ve now identified this as eutylone, a new cathinone. You can find harm reduction advice in our more detailed eutylone post. UPDATE Saturday 19.00: After more analysis we believe this is not n-ethylpentylone as previously stated. It appears to be an unknown cathinone that we’re calling “C86”. The harm reduction adviceContinue reading “ALERT: White powder in clear capsules containing unknown cathinone C86”