Mitsubishi Lab Tested
The importance of laboratory testing of pills sold as ecstasy has been clearly demonstrated once again in this case. A volunteer, testing pills in a club using the Marquis reagent test, came across an unusual result when testing a Mitsubishi.
He explained: "Effectively there was no colour change with the test fluid. I was so surprised by this I repeated the test several times and eventually set off with the tested sample of clear liquid to show someone. I was carrying it around for some minutes, after which it seemed to produce a green-ish colour change."
Concerned that this colour change indicated the presence of DOB (a very strong psychoactive drug which has been found in pills in the UK - more info ), ecstasy.org arranged for the pill to be tested at a laboratory.
Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry tests revealed that the pill contained no active ingredients at all - no MDMA, no caffeine, no ketamine, no ephedrine, no amphetamine. The only obvious peak on the graph was for a modified form of sucrose (cane sugar).
Clubbers should be aware that there are now a number of different batches of Mitsubishi on the market. It is only through systematic lab testing that ecstasy-users can have an idea of what is contained in pills which are sold to them as ecstasy. This particular E tablet contained nothing harmful, but future pills might. This will only be detected through regular and reliable lab tests.
Thickness: 4.92 mm
Colour: off white, no speckles
Weight 269.5mg (after scrapings removed for Marquis test)