Police issue warning over stolen veterinary medication, Manly West

Police issue warning over stolen veterinary medication, Manly West

Police are appealing to the public for information relating to the whereabouts of large bottles of equine medication which if consumed or used could have grave consequences.

Two vehicles belonging to a veterinary hospital at Manly West were stolen from Manly Road between 9.30pm Thursday April 23 and 10am Friday April 24.

Emergency veterinary supplies were contained in the vehicles including 20 intravenous drugs used in the treatment of horses including the analgesic Torbugesic Tartrate, the sedative Ketamine and Lethabarb which is used to euthanise horses.

One of the stolen vehicles was recovered at Raceview on April 27 at 7pm and the other at Sunnybank on April 29 at 10.50pm however the medication and other veterinary equipment remain outstanding.

Police believe the wellbeing of the community is at risk while the drugs remain in an uncontrolled environment and are urging anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Acting Inspector Paul Austin, Officer in Charge of Wynnum Criminal Investigation Branch said anyone using these drugs faced serious and possibly fatal reactions.

“These drugs are specialised animal medications and are not meant for human usage, even small amounts could be harmful. I urge anyone with information in relation to their current whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers.

“While we don’t have specific information it is possible that some of the medication may have made its way to the Ipswich area,” Detective Acting Inspector Austin said.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

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