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Police arrest man in East Ayrshire for the theft of medication from storage unit

Officers in East Ayrshire are issuing a warning to members of the public who may be offered prescription drugs that were stolen from a storage unit in Kilmarnock.

On Saturday, 18 April, 2020 police received a report that a quantity of prescription drugs including Diazepam tablets, bottles of Morphine, Pregablin tablets and Nitrazpam tablets had been stolen from a storage unit in the Kilmarnock area.

A 40 year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of the medication. He was released on an undertaking to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court at a later date. A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Nathan Calderwood of Kilmarnock Police Station said: “The drugs stolen could have potentially serious or fatal consequences if they are taken by anyone for whom they are not prescribed.

“We have been carrying out enquiries in the Ayrshire area to trace the stolen items and I would urge anyone who comes across any discarded medication to hand it into their local police office.

“I would also ask anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the stolen medication to contact Kilmarnock Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 0930 of the 18th April.”


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