Archive for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thief takes thousands of pain pills from Salina pharmacy

December 4, 2012


— Police say someone stole more than 12,000 pills of various pain medications from a Salina pharmacy.

Lt. Scott Siemsen says the theft occurred at Jim’s Pharmacy during a burglary early Monday. The medicine was valued at more than $16,000.

Siemsen says someone used rocks to break a window at the pharmacy. Surveillance video shows a person wearing a camouflage coat and mask entering the store and stealing the pills and cash. The total loss was estimated at $18,167.

The thief stole Diazepan, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Fentanyl and Hydrocodone.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) Siemsen said a break-in at Salina Dental might have been related to the theft. A window was broken at the business but nothing appeared to be missing. Damage was estimated at $200.


Russell Fryberger 5 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like the thief knew what he was after and where it was stored.

Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 4 months ago

Has everyone seen 'Drugstore Cowboy' (1989), a movie about this very subject, that starred Matt Dillon, and our own home town celebrity writer, William S. Burroughs?

It's a great movie, but very depressing. From IMDb:

"A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime."

Phil Minkin 5 years, 4 months ago

Is having 12,000 pain pills on hand unusual?

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