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Drugs stolen from EMS station: Lock cut off cabinet to get narcotic drugs

PROCTORVILLE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of narcotic drugs from the Rome-Proctorville EMS station that happened sometime in the last four months.

A report was filed with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 30.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said drugs, which include morphine and fentanyl. were taken from a locked cabinet in facility.

He said it is a working station and the drugs are secured.

“It appears someone cut the lock off the cabinet and gained access to the narcotics,” he said. “So, we are looking to see how someone got access to the cabinet, whether there was forced entry to the building or was the door left unlocked.”

He said the issue that investigators are facing is that there was quite a bit of time between the last time the cabinet was inventoried until the theft was reported.

“The theft could have occurred a few months ago, even as far back as August,” Lawless said. “As far as an investigation goes, it puts us in a bind as to when the theft actually occurred.”

If anyone has information about the theft, they can call the sheriff’s office at 740-532-2525.