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RCMP investigate theft of drugs

Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating a report of theft from a secure EMS bay at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray. It was noticed at 9:15 am on, November 9, 2011 that the lock from a supply cabinet was missing. Upon further inspection of the cabinet it was noted that several medications had been removed. Varying amounts of the following drugs have been reported as stolen:
• Morphine,
• Fentanyl,     
• Ativan,      
• Ketamine
Alberta Health Services warn that these medications should not be taken, or administered, without the direction of a qualified medical professional. Investigations by police as well as Alberta Health Services are continuing.
If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Posted November 14, 2011