Drug Alerts Harm Reduction

Drugs warning: bright orange powder

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Manchester Drug Analysis and Knowledge Exchange (MANDRAKE), an organisation based at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who chemically analyse drugs across the city, have issued an alert over a bright orange powder.

The powder, which is circulating in Greater Manchester, has been analytically confirmed by MANDRAKE to be the synthetic cathinone: 4-chloromethcathinone (4-CMC or clephedrone).

If unwell please seek medical attention.

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