|Marquis Test:The Marquis Test is a reagent field test conducted by placing a drop of reagent liquid onto a small sample of the material being tested. The chemicals in the reagent react differently with different chemicals, turning a variety of colors based on the what is in the material being tested.||Unknown|
|Mecke Test:As with the Marquis Test, The Mecke Test is a reagent field test conducted by placing a drop of liquid reagent onto a sample of the material in question. Mecke reagent is primarily used for the identification of heroin and other opiates.||Unknown|
|The DEA Southwest Laboratory (Vista, California) is seeing a new trend in the shape and design of illicit tablets in seizures throughout the southwest region of the U.S. (see Photos 2-15). The laboratory is receiving Ecstasy mimic and Ecstasy exhibits with different designs, colors, and shapes than the more typical round tablets. The Ecstasy mimic designs include: Barack Obama, Homer and Bart Simpson, Snoopy, Ninja Turtles, and Transformer Decepticon and Autobot designs. The contents of the tablets vary, but generally include a mixture of BZP, TFMPP, and caffeine. Other components in some tablets are dextromethorphan, methamphetamine, and dimethylsulfone. Ecstasy designs include: a mushroom (resembling one from the Super Mario Brothers video game) and Garfield. The mushroom and Garfield Ecstasy tablets contain 3,4methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methamphetamine, and caffeine|
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