Brampton – Officers from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigating an incident where a large quantity of Methadone has been stolen.
On Sunday February 7, 2016, at approximately 2:55 a.m., a medical building located near Main Street North and Vodden Street, in Brampton was broken into. At that time a large quantity of Methadone was taken. The bottle contains 3000 millilitres of Methadone with a high concentrate of 10 milligrams per millilitre.
Methadone is a synthetic analgesic drug that is similar to morphine in its effects but longer acting, used as a substitute drug in the treatment of morphine and heroin addiction. It is potentially life-threatening if not taken properly.
Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, and fainting.
To see a photo of the methadone bottle,please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca
Police are reminding the public to report any unidentified substances to police immediately. If located, do not touch substance to avoid accidental absorption. Do not ingest any medications or drugs unless they have been specifically prescribed to you by your doctor. Seek medical attention immediately if you have an adverse physical reaction to any ingested substance.
Investigators are appealing to the public for assistance. If you have any information in relation to this incident, please contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.
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