Meth found in MDMA tablets in NZ
Methamphetamine has been found in a MDMA tablet in New Zealand for first time.
A ‘Mitsubishi’ brand tablet found in the North Island has been found to contain methamphetamine when analysed by the Institute for Environmental Science and Research. This is the first time ESR has confirmed methamphetamine and MDMA to be in combination in a tablet in New Zealand.
These tablets are triangular and have been reported in a range of colours from red to pink/orange. If you, or someone you know, have come across these tablets, please let us know here through the ‘Report unusual effects’ page.
Methamphetamine and MDMA when mixed could have some unexpected effects, and these tablets have been linked to at least one report of harm.
If you take one of these tablets thinking it’s MDMA, it’s likely you will experience unexpected and possibly unpleasant effects. These may include:
- Increased levels of anxiety/paranoia
- Insomnia (an inability or difficulty to fall asleep)
- Changes in mood
- Confusion or disorientation
- Stimulant-like effects as opposed to feelings of empathy and emotional connection you may expect from MDMA
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