OXYCONTIN MIMIC TABLETS SEIZED IN FLORIDA
From the DEA Microgram sept 09 OXYCONTIN MIMIC TABLETS SEIZED IN FLORIDA The Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory received two separate submissions of suspected oxycodone tablets. The first submission contained four green, round, biconvex tablets (average tablet weight 250 milligrams), and the second submission contained six green, round, biconvex tablets (average tablet weight 300 milligrams) both imprinted with ‚"OC" on one face and (80) on the opposite face. Both tablets were similar in appearance to the 80 milligram OxyContin tablets (see Photos 1 and 2). However, the first submission was darker in color, thinner and had a larger imprint with wider spacing (right in photos). The second submission was consistent in color and size, but had wider spaced markings (left in photos). Analysis of the first submission (total net mass 1.0 grams) by GC/MS identified no oxycodone, but rather a mixture of melatonin and acetaminophen. Analysis of the second submission (total net mass 1.8 grams) by TLC, GC/MS, and GC/IRD identified no oxycodone, but rather a mixture of diazepam (not quantitated), orphenadrine, and acetaminophen. These are the first pharmaceutical mimic tablets submitted to this laboratory.