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DOB blotter

BLOTTER ACID MIMICS (CONTAINING 4-BROMO-2,5-DIMETHOXY-
AMPHETAMINE (DOB)) IN CONCORD, CALIFORNIA The Contra Costa County Sheriff - Coroner’s Office Forensic Services Division Laboratory (Martinez, California) recently received a small sheet of perforated paper divided into nine and a half squares, each 5 x 5 millimeters and imprinted with an ornate wheel-burst pattern surrounding a heart, suspected LSD “blotter acid” (see Photo 7). The exhibit was seized in Concord, California by the Concord Police (details unavailable; Concord is about 30 miles east of San Francisco). Preliminary screening by long-wavelength UV and para-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde (PDMBA), however, were both negative for LSD. Analysis of a methanolic extract by GC/MS instead identified 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine (DOB), not formally quantitated but a moderate loading based on the TIC. This is the first submission of DOB, and is also believed to be the first submission of an LSD blotter acid mimic and the first submission of this unusual logo, to the laboratory. - FOLLOWUP / CLARIFICATION - BLOTTER ACID MIMICS (CONTAINING
4-BROMO-2,5-DIMETHOXYAMPHETAMINE
(DOB)) IN CONCORD, CALIFORNIA Sir: The “ornate wheel-burst pattern surrounding a heart” logo pictured in the above referenced Intelligence Alert (Microgram Bulletin 2006;39(11):136; see Photo 10) is a variation of the logo of a large techno event in Germany, the Loveparade; see: http://www.loveparade.net

DOB blotter
Terrapinzflyer, Sep 18, 2009
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