Dangerous drug stolen from Masset hospital

  • Jul. 27, 2009 6:00 p.m.

Masset RCMP are investigating the theft of a large quantity of the drug Oxycontin from the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital. Const. Trevor Shields said the theft was reported on July 22, and occurred sometime between May 10 and July 2. Oxycontin is a prescription drug which police said is safe if taken as prescribed, but can be very dangerous when taken otherwise. Police are asking anyone with information about this theft or any suspicious activity to contact the Masset detachment at 250-626-3991 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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