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BREAKING: Police appeal after drug substitute goes missing after suitcase theft

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

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POLICE have urged people to be ‘extra vigilant’ after a large quantity of drug substitute methadone was stolen.

The prescription medicine, which is bright green in colour and is in a brown medicine bottle with ‘Physeptone’ printed on the label, was taken along with the pink suitcase it was stored in sometime on Sunday, May 4 in the York Street and Edward Street area of Burton.

Now, chiefs from Staffordshire Police are urging people in the Eton and Shobnall areas to take extra care.

Sergeant Bob Champeau said: “This medicine could be dangerous to a child, so it is imperative that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

“I would ask that if anyone finds the suitcase, or any of its contents, to ring the police who will collect and remove it.

“If anyone has already found the medicine, it can be handed into any chemist, medical centre or the police station for safe disposal.

“Our main priority in this matter is to ensure that the medicine is found quickly and disposed of safely.

“If you know where it is, or you know who has it, please don’t experiment with it, it could cause you severe harm.”

Anyone who finds the suitcase is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 339 of the 04th May 2014.

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