ABSTRACT

Synthetic Cathinone Sold as Crack Cocaine in Baltimore   [open pdf - 525KB]

"In June and July 2017, law enforcement authorities made multiple undercover purchases of crack cocaine from one dealer in Baltimore, MD. In September 2017, official laboratory results indicated that two of these purchases tested as N-ethylpentylone Hydrochloride, a synthetic cathinone ('bath salts') derivative classified as a Schedule I Controlled Substance Analogue. [...] Although there have been no previous reports indicating that N-ethylpentylone has been sold as crack cocaine, these recent laboratory and open source reports underscore the lack of quality control in synthetic street drugs and one of the many dangers of using illicit drugs, whose contents are easily misrepresented."

Report Number:
DEA-WAS-BUL-045-18; Drug Enforcement Administration Washington Division Bulletin 045-18
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Date:
2018-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Drug Enforcement Administration: https://www.dea.gov/
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pdf
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