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Police issue warning after potentially lethal barbiturate stolen in Palmerston North

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Police investigating the theft of veterinary drugs in Palmerston North are issuing a warning to the community.

Pentobarbitone, a drug used to euthanize animals, was taken from locked storage in a locked vehicle overnight on Wednesday. This is a high-risk substance and can be life-threatening if ingested.

If anyone comes across discarded medicine bottles it is recommended they leave them as they are and contact Police immediately on 111.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Roslyn area between the hours of 10pm Wednesday, 2 November and 7.30am Thursday, 3 November. You can contact Police on 105 or online using ‘Update my Report’, quoting file number 221103/0923.

Information can also be shared anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police would like to remind the public to secure valuable and hazardous tools and equipment, especially if vehicles are parked in driveways or on the side of the road overnight.

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. I wonder why these drugs are not kept in a safe vault. Hope someone is not after Ivermectin and wrongly took this poison. If the MoH allowed Ivermectin, a safe drug, effective or not, I think this may not have happened. Just a thought.


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