Report of Tainted Ecstasy Surfaces in Canada

Written by Eliza Player on Thursday, 10 May 2012. Posted in Ecstasy, Breaking News

Ecstasy Abuse

Canadian police have reason to believe that the tainted ecstasy has shown up on the streets again. According to, a batch of these deadly pills have made their way to the Okanagan.

Police in Penticton say they have received information about a batch of the tainted ecstasy being sold on the streets in Penticton. Local police are advising people "not to consume any pill or powder substance that has been obtained through illicit sources, that may, or may not be ecstasy."

These tainted pills have circulated through Canada since the end of last year. They are laced with PMMA. This substance killed five people in Calgary last winter, and nearly two dozen in BC since the beginning of the year.

While the report claims that these drugs have hit the streets of Pendicton, there are no reported deaths. Authorities warn that this does not mean people should not use caution. Police spokesperson said, "You can't predict what you are getting. I do not believe for one second that people who produce these drugs have enough of a conscience to say 'one or two people have died, we should stop producing this stuff.' "

Curator's Note:

Although, I have to disagree with the police spokesperson here. It is not that these people do not have enough conscience to "stop producing the stuff," but I think it is more that these people have a surplus that is already made…and already paid for, so it will eventually resurface, here and there. It is more that "they don't have the conscience to lose a lot of money over it," but I do not believe that this poisonous ecstasy is still being produced!

If you or someone you know is struggling with ecstasy abuse, please contact us.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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