Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gravel: human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria?

News reports surfaced over the past few days about a new drug named “gravel”.
Yes, gravel…what a great name.
A new drug! Worst drug I’ve seen in years! Most dangerous drug ever!
Oh, the hyperbole!
But, what is it?
This news article states that it is a combination drug of methamphetamine, Klonopin (clonazepam) and "bath salts".
And these YouTube videos (1 and 2) from November 2013 state it's a drug sweeping the nation...
"Last year we were dealing with bath salts...and this year, it's gravel..."
"Gravel is the new's like the new 'crack''s like 'crack' for my generation."
In all my dealings with emerging drugs and substances, I have heard the term "gravel" used in reference to one specific research chemical:  Alpha-PVP or alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone.
Alpha-PVP, patented in 1967, is a substituted cathinone that is structurally related to methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and pyrovalerone with the main structural differences being a 3,4-methylendioxyl and methyl group respectively. MDPV and pyrovalerone have been shown to affect dopamine and norepinephrine in the body. The pharmacological mechanism of action for alpha-PVP is thought to be similar, but it is unknown at this time as no published data is available regarding in vivo or in vitro activity. It has a molecular formula C15H21NO and a molecular weight equal to 231.3 g/mol. Alternative names for this substance are PVP and desmethylpyrovalerone. On January 28, 2014, the US federal government filed a notice of intent to use its emergency scheduling powers to place alpha-PVP, along with 9 other cathinones into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
There are some earlier news articles that seem to corroborate that "gravel" is alpha-PVP.
From August 2013, this article states that common names for alpha-PVP are "gravel" and "ice".

From October 2013, this article states that the substance is alpha-PVP and it is often mixed with other substances such as methamphetamine and Klonopin (the same previously mentioned substances again?)
From November 2013, this article states “gravel” is a street term used to describe a substance containing the compound alpha-PVP…”
Another article from November 2013 states "approximately 64 grams of what was thought to be “gravel” was found. “Gravel” is a synthetic drug that contains the chemical Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Alpha-PVP)."

A new article from January 27, 2014 states that lab results show that confiscated material was positive for alpha-PVP. This article also shows a rather graphic picture of a user's arm who was supposedly injecting the "gravel" material. I have seen this picture floating around Facebook and Twitter today along with a story of a user who had been injecting the "gravel" substance.
So, if this "new" drug "gravel" is truly alpha-PVP, then it is not new at all and honestly not worthy of such hysteria.  Alpha-PVP has been commonly found in "bath salt" powders, tablets, and associated products since 2011 when it became an MDPV replacement after MDPV's placement into Schedule I. Much like other synthetic stimulants and cathinone substances, it has been associated with death or contributing to cause of death. It is commonly monitored in cathinone, stimulant, or "bath salt" laboratory assays. And as with any street product or "bath salt" concoction, one can never be sure if the drug is cut with an agent or if it is undiluted active ingredient or if it even contains a drug substance at all.

In conclusion:

1. "Gravel" is the name for a drug substance that contains Alpha-PVP.
2. "Gravel" may or may not contain other substances.
3. "Gravel" has been in existence for a few years.

I'm hoping to head this one off at the pass unlike the krokodil hysteria that was perpetuated by the media at the end of 2013. With the pictures that I have seen on social media and the recent news article proliferation, it may be difficult, but let's hope we can...

"Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear."


  1. Thanks for updating this description with us but if anyone want to take these tablets without taking the suggestions of doctor then it may be harmful for your health.

    Clonazepam 1mg | Carisoprodol 350 mg

  2. Alpha-PVP also referred as A-PVP is a powerful stimulant or a psychoactive substance which is consumed for achieving euphoria. Get The Quality wholesale a-PVP online from GoldenRC Inc.

  3. Global united biotechnology inc. offering many chemicals worldwide for legal use like manufacturing unit who are making medicine and have the right in state or country. Get The Qualitybuy alpha-PVP online from

  4. Thanks for this post
    Buy U-47700 online | Buy U-47700 powder | online U-47700 shop
    Buy U-47700 powder online and other research chemical products
    Buy Research Chemicals online at the best possible prices. We are a research chemical vendor from usa and and we also supply research chemicals in europe, Asia and mostly areas with legislation.From us you could also buy U-47700 online,5-methylethylone,4-cec crystals,carfentanil,a-pvp crystals,mdpv,synthacaine research chemicaland much more.Visit our website to order research chemical, cannabinoids,
    stimulants and other related products at the best possible prices.

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. Hey Guys if you want to buy your drugs online, without all the hassle of going to sketchy neighborhoods and meeting face-to-face with sketchy characters, please take note. It certainly is convenient to have high-quality mdma and meth delivered directly to your doorstep by UPS or FedEx visit

  7. Buy Jwh-018 Online

    JWH 018 is a mildly selective agonist of the peripheral cannabinoid (CB2) receptor, derived from the aminoalkylindole WIN 55,212-2. The Ki values for binding central cannabinoid (CB1) and CB2 receptors are 9.0 and 2.94 nM, respectively, for a CB1:CB2 ratio of 3.06.1 Its effects on suppression of spontaneous activity, maximum possible antinociceptive effect in the tail-flick assay, and rectal temperature are comparable to those of WIN 55,212-2 when tested in rats.
    Buy Jwh-018 Online order at

  8. we have good and reliable information on how to use medication and the effect on your body
    text or whatsapp:+1 (405) (261) 9146

  9. Clonazepam tablets are meant for patients suffering from Seizures as it helps in preventing and controlling them. These tablets are taken orally. It usually should take 2 to 3 times in a day the way directed by the doctor.

    If you are looking to Buy medicine online for the treatment of epilepsy at reasonable prices, then visit our website or click any of these links.

    Order clonazepam Online
    clonazepam Without Prescription
    clonazepam Pills For Sale
    Panic Disorder Medication Online

  10. Buy Medicines Online from Ship From CA. No prescription is required for Buy Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin and Oxycontin Online Overnight from us
    Ship From CA
    Buy hydrocodone online
    Buy oxycodone online
    Buy vicodin online
    Buy norco online
    Buy percocet online
    Buy oxycontin online
    Buy adderall online
    Buy ambien online

  11. Buy Hydrocodone Online. We provide Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Percocet, Adderall without prescription also get discounts up to 35%. Call us +802-323-1095.
    Buy medionline

  12. We are passionate pet lovers especially dogs and cats. At ImPetLover, we cover from Pet Resources, Gifts Guide, How to, Informational and everything else about their breeds and tricks.