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Police warning after medication stolen in Ballymena

Dessie Blackadder

Reporter:

Dessie Blackadder

POLICE are investigating the report of a theft of a quantity of medication from a property in the Ballymena area

Detective Sergeant Miller said: “Police received a report on Thursday 1st November that a quantity of tablets had been stolen from a house which, if taken by individuals for whom they are not prescribed, could be potentially dangerous.

“I am appealing to anyone who has been offered prescription medication for sale in suspicious circumstances, or anyone who knows anything about this to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1436 1/11/18

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Detective Sergeant Miller added: “I would urge the public to be vigilant and to ensure that they do not put their health at risk by purchasing medication from an illicit source.

“People should only take medicines in consultation with their healthcare professionals who have access to patient health records, who are qualified to assess their medical needs and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine.”

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