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Dimethylamphetamine

DIMETHYLAMPHETAMINE IN “ICE”-LIKE FORM IN UDORN, THAILAND The DEA Special Testing and Research Laboratory (Dulles, Virginia) recently received an exhibit of clear, colorless crystals, suspected “Ice” methamphetamine (see Photo 13). The exhibit was sampled from a 2 kilogram seizure made by the Narcotics Suppression Board/Korat in Udorn, Thailand. Analysis of the material (total net mass 0.28 grams) by GC/FID, GC/MS, FT/NMR, and FTIR/ATR, however, indicated not methamphetamine but rather 98.5 percent N,N-dimethylamphetamine hydrochloride. This was the first submission of dimethylamphetamine in “Ice”-like form to the Special Testing and Research Laboratory. [Editor’s Notes: Similar exhibits have been submitted domestically to the DEA Western and DEA South Central Laboratories; see: (A) Dimethylamphetamine in Apparent “Ice”-Form Near Medford, Oregon. Microgram Bulletin 2004;37(11):195; and (B) Dimethylamphetamine in “Ice”-Like Form in Florence, Alabama. Microgram Bulletin 2005;38(2):33.]

Dimethylamphetamine
Terrapinzflyer, Sep 17, 2009