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Ecstasy (MDMA)

Drug Identification Chart

Ecstacy (MDMA)

Description: Tablets with a variety of logos and colours

Street Names: E, XTC, X, Pill, Peanut, Ecstasy, Dove, Love Drug

Methods of Use: Ingested

Category: Stimulant (Substance that activates the psychic functions by increasing wakefulness and general brain activity. By accelerating the thinking process, it makes the user more alert and energetic.)

Perception-distorting (Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness)

Most Commonly Cited Effects: Euphoria, increased alertness, heightening of emotions and sensory perceptions, loss of inhibitions

Detection Method: Muscle tension, involuntary teeth chattering, rapid blinking of eyes, dilated pupils, hyperthermia, dehydration, confusion, anxiety

Law and Offences: Controlled Drug and Substances Act

  • Possession: section 4(1)
  • Possession with intent to traffic: section 5(2)
  • Trafficking: section 5(1)
  • Import-Export: section 6(1)
  • Possession with intent to export: section 6(2)
  • Manufacturing: section 7(1)