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  1. catseye
    Police have issued a warning about a potentially fatal drug dubbed "pink ecstasy" after samples were seized in Bangor, Gwynedd.



    The pills are said to look like pink ecstasy tablets but contain the potentially fatal amphetamine paramethoxyamphetamine or PMA.

    Detectives said drug users may be encouraged to take more than usual because the pills act more slowly.

    North Wales Police said a man from Merseyside was arrested on Friday.

    The seizure of the drugs on Friday evening in Bangor, Gwynedd, was prompted by investigations by Merseyside Police.

    The warning put out by detectives said the suspect drugs usually have the letter "M" on them, although the initial may vary.

    The drug is also known as "Dr Death" or "Pink McDonald's".

    Anyone who is offered one of the tablets is urged not to take it and to call North Wales Police.

    'Peddling'

    North Wales Police Insp Dewi Jones said: "We are concerned that the drug may be being distributed in the Gwynedd area.

    "We are working with hospitals, ambulance staff and pubs and clubs to highlight the dangers."

    The force said a man in his 20s has been released on bail pending inquiries.

    Meanwhile, Merseyside Police's assistant chief constable Andy Cooke, said: "We have strong information to suggest that tablets known a 'pink ecstasy' are being supplied by criminals here on Merseyside and ending up in the hands of young people in different parts of the country.

    "Our investigation is focused on finding who is involved in the illegal supply of these drugs and taking both them, and the drugs they are peddling, out of circulation."

    BBC News Wales
    02 June 2012
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18310110

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  1. Hey :-)
  2. Basoodler
    Why do people keep going back to PMA? Is it an easy synthesis? It seems like the negative press would detour vendors from selling it. Yet here it is again popping up.

    Are these pills pressed in china from surplus stock? Which still makes no sense considering its been news worthy since 2007 or before. If these are popping up on the street, If I were to buy packaged "party pills" from the grey market, I would test them before eating them.

    The drug trade is ate up. Some people are more than willing to kill a few people off to make a buck.
  3. catseye
    Good find - I just assumed PMA would show up on a Marquis Reagent, but radiometer's post says otherwise. If that's the case then it really makes it difficult for the average person to test for I guess.
  4. been_there
    On Season 2 Ep 3 of "Drugs, Inc" (National Geographic channel), a low level dealer was facing 20+ years in prison because a client OD'd and died.. And that was straight up E.. I would think that a Jury would **** you up for mis-labeling or mis-leading someone and exposing them to significantly more danger..

    When did I grow up and turn into my father? lol (scratches head..)
  5. been_there
    and.. Killing your clients is never a good option!
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