Alerts & notifications
Synthetic Cannabinoid misrepresented as DMTNotification|04 May 2023
Synthetic Cannabinoid MDMB-4en-PINACA has been detected in a yellow powder presumed to be DMT
Potent stimulant Alpha-PVP misrepresented as MDMANotification|06 April 2023
An off-white powder being sold as MDMA in Auckland has been found to contain Alpha-PVP.
Synthetic cannabinoid harm in Christchurch linked to hospitalisationsNotification|10 November 2022
A particularly dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids has been linked to serious harm in Christchurch in November 2022.
Yellow tablet/powder containing potent opioid likely to cause serious harmNotification|21 October 2022
UPDATED 28 MARCH 2023
Serious harm has been identified in relation to metonitazene found in a yellow powder. High Alert urges continued caution, particularly in the Auckland region.
Fentanyl in white powder causes multiple hospitalisations in Wairarapa regionAlert|25 June 2022
UPDATED 1 JULY 2022
Fentanyl found in white powder linked to serious harm events in the Wairarapa region.
Misrepresented MDMA linked to serious harm in Whanganui areaNotification|05 June 2022
An unknown brown powder being sold as MDMA has been linked to serious harm events in the Whanganui area.
Potential adulteration of GBL in AucklandNotification|14 April 2022
We've identified harm linked to the potential adulteration of GBL and GBL-type substances in Auckland.
Highly potent opioid found in fake oxycodone tabletsNotification|25 March 2022
A very potent opioid has been found in fake blue 30mg ‘M30’ oxycodone tablets being sold in the Wellington region.
Toxic chemical sold as 1,4-BD in AucklandNotification|24 December 2021
The toxic chemical diethylene glycol being sold as the recreational drug 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) in Auckland.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected in NZNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.