blotter containing 2c-c
LSD BLOTTER ACID MIMIC CONTAINING 4-CHLORO-2,5-DIMETHOXY &#8232;PHENETHYLAMINE (2C-C) IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON The Oregon State Police Portland Metro Laboratory (Clackamas) recently received five small, rectangular pieces of card stock with black print on both sides, apparent LSD “blotter acid” but submitted as an unspecified “controlled substance/chemical”. The exhibit was seized by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (circumstances unknown; Washington County is in the northwest quadrant of Oregon). The pieces were about 1.6 x 2 centimeters and were further divided into four smaller areas (each about 0.9 x 1 centimeters). Each area had “2C-C” printed on one side and portions of what appeared to be organic synthesis instructions on the reverse (see Photos 6 and 7). 2C-C is an informal abbreviation for 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxy-phenethylamine, a hallucinogenic phenethylamine. The synthetic instructions were determined to have been taken verbatim from PIHKAL (Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved, by Shulgin and Shulgin, pps. 509 510). Analysis by UV and GC/MS confirmed 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-C, also commonly named as 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chlorophenethylamine). The identification was based on comparison with the spectrum found in “Tryptamines and other Psychotropic (Mind Altering) Substances” [2004 AAFS Meeting - Workshop #5], and was not verified due to the lack of a reference standard. The sample was not quantitated; however, the concentration was judged to be much greater than typical LSD loadings, based on the chromatography. This is the first known submission of 4-chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine to the Oregon State Police.