Substances sold as MDMA are keeping people awake up to 4 days. They appeared at Bestival last weekend and drug safety organisation The Loop unearthed some worrying discoveries at Dulworth Farm in Dorset.
When testing around 450 MDMA samples, the substances pentylone and N-ethyl pentylone were detected. The charity, which provides drug testing and education at festivals, outlined the substances are similar in fragrance and appearance to ‘mandy, but can leave you awake for up to four days.
The substance is supposedly three times stronger than MDMA, and once again was discovered during tests during the festival.
— The Loop (@WeAreTheLoopUK) August 4, 2018