Alerts & notifications
Yellow tablet/powder containing potent opioid likely to cause serious harmNotification|21 October 2022
UPDATED 28 MARCH 2023
Serious harm has been identified in relation to metonitazene found in a yellow powder. High Alert urges continued caution, particularly in the Auckland region.
Potential adulteration of GBL in AucklandNotification|14 April 2022
We've identified harm linked to the potential adulteration of GBL and GBL-type substances in Auckland.
Highly potent opioid found in fake oxycodone tabletsNotification|25 March 2022
A very potent opioid has been found in fake blue 30mg ‘M30’ oxycodone tablets being sold in the Wellington region.
Toxic chemical sold as 1,4-BD in AucklandNotification|24 December 2021
The toxic chemical diethylene glycol being sold as the recreational drug 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) in Auckland.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected in NZNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.
Dangerous dose of eutylone in ‘Red Bull’ tabletsNotification|23 February 2021
A dangerous amount of eutylone has been detected in ‘Red Bull’ tablets in Christchurch and Wellington.
Toxic chemical sold as MDMA in AucklandNotification|06 November 2020
The toxic chemical methylenedianiline is being sold as MDMA in Auckland.
New cathinone N-Ethylheptedrone detectedNotification|29 June 2020
High Alert has received information about the presence of cathinone N-Ethylheptedrone. This has never previously been found in New Zealand.