has released an alert about the detection of MDMB-4en-PINACA, a potent synthetic cannabinoid
, in a yellow powder that has been misrepresented as DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine). This substance has been linked to severe harm, including fatalities, in New Zealand. DMT is a psychedelic drug that produces similar effects to psilocybe mushrooms
. The yellow powder is thought to be present in Auckland and possibly other regions, but the extent of its circulation is currently unknown. We advise caution when consuming any yellow powders, and drug checking
is strongly recommended to reduce the risk. If you or someone you know ingests a substance suspected to be DMT and experiences unexpected effects, dial 111 immediately. It is crucial to be truthful about your drug use, it can save your life and you will not face any legal consequences.
You can read the full alert at High Alert