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- n. An aromatic compound, a precursor for MDP2P which is converted into the psychoactive drug MDMA or ecstasy, found in small amounts in essential oils but more commonly obtained by isomerizing safrole.
After the isosafrole package had been equipped with a beeper transmitting device, a delivery for the full amount under Riggins's order took place on June 10, 1991.
As to the chemicals found on the farm, Washington testified that eight of them could have been used to manufacture MDA: isosafrole, formamide, formic acid, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, toluidine, acetone, and methanol.
For numerous reasons, Riggins's isosafrole order aroused the suspicion of Richard Hapeman, Eastman's manager of quality assurance.
In May 1991, Bud Riggins placed an order for ten kilograms of isosafrole and twenty liters of methanol with Eastman Fine Chemicals ( "Eastman") of Rochester, New York.
He then informed the agents that he had removed the isosafrole and methanol from the hanger to a residence on the property.