$1,000 worth of pain killers, muscle relaxers, and sedatives stolen from Owasso ambulances
6:17 PM, May 1, 2013
8:11 PM, May 1, 2013
OWASSO, Okla. - Owasso police are searching for the person who stole pain killers, muscle relaxers and sedatives right out of the back of six ambulances.
Paramedics believe someone walked into Mercy Regional EMS's garage where all their ambulances are unlocked.
They say the thief pried open a box and broke off a lock to another box where the bulk of the service's controlled drugs are stored.
Overall, 45 vials of Morphine, Valium, Fentanyl and Versed, worth around $1,000.
Paramedics noticed the drugs were gone around 11 p.m. Tuesday after a routine check. But none of them say they saw anyone enter the garage that wasn't supposed to be there.
"If these were to get into the wrong hands, who knows what damage can be done on these medications on the streets," said supervisor Robert Gordon.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Narcotics and Owasso Police Department are all investigating.
"Whether it's somebody transported numerous times in an ambulance and has seen paramedics open up narcotics boxes, or whether it's someone that's worked in EMS or fire, who knows," Gordon said. "All we know is that they know exactly where to come and get into it."
Mercy officials are looking into installing security cameras.