PMA down under (with hot pic)

By Shiacmkmleer · Aug 16, 2007 · Updated Aug 21, 2007 · ·
  1. Shiacmkmleer
    Police have renewed a warning to drug users about a highly toxic and rare amphetamine that led to the death of northern beaches dance teacher Annabel Catt in February.
    The drug, para-methoxyamphetamine [PMA], is being passed off as ecstasy and has now been linked to the recent death of a 20-year-old NSW man in the ACT.
    Six people died in South Australia between September 1995 and January 1996 after taking PMA.
    The man involved in the latest incident allegedly took a yellow tablet with a Euro currency symbol on it before he died last month, police said.
    Police believe that the PMA, sold as ecstasy, may have been sourced from NSW.
    "PMA is a highly toxic, highly hallucinogenic amphetamine, which has previously been passed off as MDMA [ecstasy]," said Drug Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Greig Newbery.
    "A report from the Division of Analytical Laboratories has indicated the presence of PMA in a small number of tablet seizures made by police this year.
    "New information has been forwarded to the NSW Police Force indicating the tablet this young man is alleged to have taken was yellow with a Euro currency symbol on it."
    Detective Superintendent Newbery advised anyone suffering ill effects after taking an ecstasy tablet to seek immediate medical attention.
    A toxicology test of Ms Catt, 20, after her death found "a large amount of PMA" in her system.
    Police said a handful of PMA overdoses, one near fatal, occurred in Sydney in 2004.
    At the time the victims reported taking red tablets stamped with a Mitsubishi logo, police said.
    The tablets were sold to the users as ecstasy with street names including "red mitsubishi", "red death", "red killer" and "Dr Death".

    annabelcatt_narrowweb__300x426,2.jpg Annabel Catt ... died after taking a drug containing PMA after a music festival.


    Edit: I hope G-d pays these mother fuckers back who are selling PMA as anything but PMA. That being said SWIS's advice to all the little Swiys is if you are buying e (which you shouldn't its illegal!) make sure you always use a test kit!

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  1. Abrad
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    This article bears no relevance to Canada. It relates to Australia.
  2. Beeker
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    haha fucking stoners screwing up their land masses! *runs off*
  3. Hyperspaceblastoff
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    i wish test kits were more practical
    i no they wouldnt let me take 1 of those into a rave
    I think these cases r more prevelant in aus becuase their chemical regulations
    are stricter
  4. Shiacmkmleer
    Rofl I feel dumb as hell. I can't edit titles so... damn...

    SWIH try buying them before hand and testing them? It's not hard to get pills into a rave.
  5. Felonious Skunk
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    Hot pic?

    I was under the impression there would be high-def images of amphetamines and white powders.
  6. jux
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    a few years back dance safe and a couple of other organizations used to test at bigger parties...does this not happen anymore? i always thought that that was a good harm reduction measure.....
  7. radiometer
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    The authorities in various places have exerted pressure on the venue owners and party promoters, who have then become leery of visible "harm-reduction," which implies there is drug use going on in the venue. "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" only works in the movies I guess. I don't think that DanceSafe does any on-site pill-testing any more - in some parts of the country, they're lucky when they are allowed to merely set up an information table. Where I live in the SF bay area they seem to be pretty active in whatever passes for the "rave" scene these days, but not testing pills.

    It's really too bad as, despite the dissemination of information by groups like DanceSafe, people still choose, as written in an above post, to take pills bought at a party venue, from some random dealer they don't know, without testing them, even when they are aware of the risk they are taking. SWIM was once one of those people ten years or so ago. I believe that, besides banning dance music parties, on-site pill testing (along with education) is the only practical way to reduce these sort of deaths.
  8. BackToBasics
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    Has there ever been any records of PMA being passed off as Ecstacy anywhere else other than Australia?

    And who the bloody hell would buy pills called 'Red Death' and 'Dr Death' in the first place??
  9. Nagognog2
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    It's a rare (fortunately) problem that has global reach. Who ever is behind putting PMA in pills to be sold as MDMA should be force-fed a handful of 'em.
  10. Shiacmkmleer
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    As to the dance safe thing: I had a friend (acquaintance more of I suppose but I use the term friend broadly) who did the whole dance safe thing in Detroit: on another forum she said
    there was more but it was basically like rar Venues pretend drugs don't exist and therefore are mean to dance safe.
  11. Felonious Skunk
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    The reason PMA exists is because a precursor, anethole, is unwatched and exists in many essential oils. It gives them their distinctive licorice- or fennel-like flavor and aroma.
  12. Psych0naut
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    It's actually anisaldehyde(para-methoxybenzaldehyde) that's used to make PMA(para-methoxyamphetamine)
  13. Nagognog2
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    Sure. And as a synthesis goes - it's easy as pie for a low-grade chemist (with access to proper reagents) to produce. But so is sodium cyanide. And if whomever is smart enough to understand the tech to produce this muck - they sure as hell know that their product could cause fatalities.

    There is no excuse as far as I'm concerned. Releasing PMA onto the underground market dressed up as MDMA is tantamount to attempted homicide.
  14. M3th
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    Swim lives in Texas and alot of tabs called Blue Mitsubishi's contain PMA.. They have been sending numerous people to the hospital, I knew a few who have been to the hospital from these tabs. Swim just needs to spread the word to all the fellow ravers in his area to stay clear of them.
  15. Alicia
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    this just another image on the dangers of people not getting what they think there paying for. The girl had a nice smile to her shame. But still this is what happens with things being illegal, where purity, buying actual drugs which are not what they are supposed to be etc.

    If drinking water was illegal would you buy it?
  16. Heretic.Ape.
    As an aside: you can change titles by going to edit the original post, and then click "go advanced" and the title will be open to tinkering with ;)
  17. FrankenChrist
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    They have been found in Belgium on several occasions.
  18. Shiacmkmleer
    Thanks heretic!

    Idk wtf people are playing at selling PMA as E its not like you are going to get repeat customers... Its been said once its been said a million times: never buy pills at a club and always test them when SWIY buys them anywhere.
  19. radiometer
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    Lab test results from the US. Those Mitsubishis were distrubuted just about everywhere, and every now and then some little old stockpile of them seems to show up on the market somewhere. This batch mentioned here,however, would most likely not be from that legacy stash, being of a different color.

    I guess you get what you pay for, eh?
  20. Batrick
    Re: PMA in Canada (with hot pic)

    I couldn't wish a PMA death on anyone. Its a really shitty way to die and painfull.
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