Saskatchewan

1-litre bottle of concentrated methadone stolen, Saskatoon police worried

A one-litre bottle of concentrated methadone was stolen Sunday and police in Saskatoon have issued a warning that ingesting the drug could have fatal consequences.

Drug could be lethal, police warn

Police in Saskatoon are concerned about a one-litre bottle of concentrated methadone that was stolen Sunday. (CBC)

A one-litre bottle of concentrated methadone was stolen Sunday and police in Saskatoon have issued a warning that ingesting the drug could have fatal consequences.

Police said the bottle, which is brown with a black lid, was stolen earlier in the day from a business in the city. While the business was not identified by police, the bottle would typically be found in a pharmacy.

"Any prescription drug should not be consumed without the appropriate prescription issued by a medical doctor," police said in a statement about the case.

They were also seeking assistance from the public in identifying the suspect and retrieving the methadone before anyone is injured.

People with information can call police at 306-975-8300 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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