A dangerous MDMA spin-off, N-Ethylnorpentylone, has apparently been flowing from China into the pockets of unsuspecting party-goers.
Between 2016 and 2018, the drug has been linked to at least 125 deaths according to World Health Organization (WHO), in a report seen by Mixmag. The majority of these deaths occurred in Britain, with other incidents being reported in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.
WHO has identified a “dramatic” increase in seizures of the drug since 2016. In response, the United Nations has issued a worldwide ban on N-Ethylnorpentylone.
Not only does N-Ethylnorpentylone look like MDMA in powder or rock form, it also smells and tastes like MDMA – making reagent tests the only reliable way to identify the drug.
— Parklife 2019 (@Parklifefest) June 9, 2018