Warning over Fake ecstasy pills

By Terrapinzflyer · Sep 15, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Warning over fake ecstasy pills

    Police have warned that fake ecstasy tablets could be in circulation around WA, after seizing 1000 capsules of a drug being passed off as the party pill.

    The beige-coloured pills, seized in a raid on a Coolongup property last month, are actually Paramethoxy-amphetamine (PMA), a police spokesman said.

    PMA causes the body to overheat and has been linked to several deaths following its use. The spokesman said police were concerned there could be more in circulation being passed off as ecstasy.

    A Cooloongup man, 29, has been charged with intent to supply or sell a banned drug.

    He is expected to appear in court this week. His charges could be upgraded.

    September 15, 2009 - 2:25PM


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  1. radiometer
    What a shit 'warning'. From the picture, they are clearly not capsules, but tablets. The least they could do (if they were truly concerned about public safety rather than scaremongering) would be to describe the markings on these pills, instead of misidentifying them as capsules, so that users could avoid them.
  2. kailey_elise
    It's strange, they're referred to as tablets & capsules in the same article. I don't think there's any more markings to them other than them being beige - the picture doesn't seem to show anything more, though, of course, it isn't up close or anything.

    I hate the fearmongering media. *sigh*

  3. sandoz1943
    You think if they wanted to really keep people safe they would provide a clearer picture. The people who pass this shit off should be beaten soundly. It's one thing to rip someone off and sell them bunk shit it's another to sell them something that could harm them. Freaking EVIL on both ends crappy reporting and the idiots passing it off as something other than what it is. I say we form a lynch mob!
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