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ID: 1745
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Test Date: Aug 01, 2008
Pub. Date: Aug 26, 2009
Src Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Submitter Loc: ----, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
Color: Green
Size: -
Data Source: DEA
Tested by: DEA
Lab's ID: 080800_04
The Cayman Islands Forensic Science Laboratory (Grand Cayman) recently received a polydrug submission that included marijuana, psilocybe mushrooms, cocaine hydrochloride, and six round green tablets mixed with tablet fragments and green powder, suspected Ecstasy; additional green powder (no tablets or fragments) was present in a separate exhibit. The exhibits were seized on Grand Cayman by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Drug Task Force. The tablets were poorly made, crumbled easily, had no discernable markings, weighed an average of 282 milligrams, and were approximately 9.1 millimeters in diameter and between 5.5 - 6.3 millimeters thick. Analysis of the tablets and powder (total net mass 4.20 grams) by color testing (Marquis - blue / black with orange speckles), GC/MS (underivatized and with MBTFA derivatization), and FTIR/ATR confirmed MDMA along with methamphetamine, caffeine, and procaine (not quantitated but in an approximate 15 : 5 : 12 : 1 ratio based on the TIC). This is the first submission to the laboratory of this mixture of drugs, in either tablet or powder form. Of interest, the suspect was also in possession of red phosphorus, iodine crystals, and pseudoephedrine tablets; had he succeeded in synthesizing methamphetamine, this would have been the first ever seizure of a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in the Cayman Islands.