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”
This season, much like last summer, has seen more n-ethylpentylone and more high dose MDMA. N-ethylpentylone has become the main adulterant in MDMA and our main substance of concern. N-ethylpentylone is in the cathinone family of drugs, sometimes referred to as “bath salts.” In previous years we’ve seen all sorts of different substances sold asContinue reading “Mid-season update – what drugs are at festivals this summer”
N-ethylpentylone found in pills obtained as MDMA KnowYourStuffNZ tested pills over the New Year and found a particularly dangerous substance mixed with MDMA. Five pills from separate sources were tested and all were found to contain low amounts of MDMA and potentially dangerous levels of n-ethylpentylone. N-ethylpentylone is a stimulant from the cathinone family, alsoContinue reading “ALERT: Blue pills containing n-ethylpentylone and MDMA”
Remember when you were four and your Mum used to tell you not to put things up your nose? Turns out lots of kiwis didn’t listen.
A warning has been released by Canterbury DHB after 9 people presented at Christchurch hospital Saturday night. Unfortunately it appears that the DHB is speculating about what the people had taken in the absence of knowing for certain, and have released a vague warning about a ‘faulty batch’. There is no such thing as aContinue reading ““Faulty batch” warning not helpful”