Warning issued after dangerous drugs stolen

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have issued a warning after a large quantity of controlled drugs were stolen during a burglary in the Leyfields.

The burglary occurred at Siswick Pharmacy on Masefield Drive, Tamworth just before 3.40am on Monday 20 April.

Offenders forced their way into the
pharmacy, stole cash and forcefully removed the safe which contained various controlled drugs (see list

They also took non-controlled drugs including Butrans which are used for pain relief and Psychostimulants for treatment of conditions such as ADHD.

Controlled drugs stolen include:

  • MST tablets
  • Zomorph caplets
  • Sevredol
  • Duragesic
  • Matrifen patches
  • Fencino patches
  • Oxynorm capsules
  • Oxycontin tablets
  • Pethidine tablets
  • Diamorphine
  • Concerta XL
  • Equasym
  • Medikinet tablets
  • Ritalin tablets
  • Palexia tablets

If you’re offered any prescription drugs for sale or you find any please alert police immediately on 101, quoting incident number 96 of April 20.

These drugs are dangerous and should only be taken when prescribed by a doctor. Anyone who takes them is at
risk of overdose and should contact an ambulance immediately if they feel unwell.

If you have any information about this incident you can also contact independent crime-fighting charity
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online report form at www.crimestoppers-
uk.org your details cannot be traced and you will not go to court.