Police appeal for people to be on the lookout for medication stolen in burglary

Posted on 4th June 2014

A bag of prescribed medication that could be dangerous if taken by members of the public was among items stolen from a house in Long Eaton.

Burglars took a laptop, two mobile phones and the bag of medication from a property in Wilsthorpe Road.

In the bag were blister packs of 100mg zoramorph tablets, three 100ml bottles of morphine syrup, and diazepam, amitryptiline and tolterodine tablets.

The drugs are prescribed by doctors and should not be consumed by anyone other than the person they were prescribed to.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Although the drugs were prescribed by doctors, they could be very dangerous in the wrong hands.

“The dosage and timing of the medication is very specific and could have serious consequences for anyone who takes them.

“We are appealing for anyone who finds any of the medication to call police on 101 or hand it in at a police station.”

The burglary took place between 9am on Saturday, May 24 and 9am on Tuesday, May 27.

Witnesses or anyone with information on the offence should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 22249/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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