TFMPP chocolates

chocolates containing tfmpp seized in FL. Courtesy DEA's microgram. The DEA Southeast Laboratory (Miami, Florida) recently received 75 chocolates, purported to contain psilocybin (see Photo 6). The exhibits were obtained in Jacksonville, Florida, by a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confidential source (details sensitive). Each chocolate had a smiley face on one side (see Photo 7), and was wrapped in red foil over wax paper. Visual inspection and subsequent workup did not indicate any mushroom parts in the chocolate. Analysis of methanol extracts of the chocolates (total net mass 1.2 kilograms) by GC/MS and GC/FID indicated not psilocybin (or psilocin) but rather 1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]piperazine (TFMPP; not quantitated). This is the first known submission of chocolates containing TFMPP to the Southeast Laboratory . [Editor’s Notes: TFMPP has some MDMA mimicking properties, and is commonly abused as such, usually in combination with benzylpiperazine (BZP). It was emergency scheduled (Schedule I) from September 2002 til March 2004; however, it is currently (April, 2008) not controlled.]

TFMPP chocolates
Terrapinzflyer, Sep 17, 2009
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