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Potentially deadly drugs stolen in Perth vet break in

4 December 2017 8:03 AM
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A thief who broke into a Perth veterinary hospital may not know one of the drugs they stole is used to euthanise pets, WA Police have warned.

The Forrestdale veterinary hospital was broken into at around 2.15am on Monday morning, and a large quantity of drugs were stolen.

The thief made away with Lethabarb, Apomorphine, Propofol, Alfaxan, Diazepam, Zoletil, Antisedan, Dozadine and ACP.

While a number of drugs the thief took are used as general anaesthetic or sedatives, WA Police warned the thief against taking anything they had stolen.

"The person(s) who stole the drugs may not fully appreciate the dangers associated with veterinary drugs," police spokeswoman Susan Usher said.

Diazepam is a type of valium while Profpol and Alfaxan are used for general anaesthetic and can be dangerous for human consumption.

Apomorphine also has a peculiar effect on humans, including induced vomiting and potentially causing an erection in males.

However, police are most concerned about the thief taking Lethabarb from the hospital.

The drug is commonly used to euthanise animals, and even small doses can kill humans.

"Anyone who comes into possession of these drugs is advised not to take or administer them," Ms Usher said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these stolen drugs is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

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Source: theage.com.au

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