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Police: Don't use drugs stolen in South Tyneside

Police are warning people of the dangers of taking drugs not prescribed to them after medication was stolen in a South Tyneside burglary.

Between 5.50pm and 11.30pm on Sunday (November 2), medication was stolen during a break-in to a house at Flaunden Close in South Shields.

Stolen items include:

  • MIRTAZAPINE - two packs containing 28 30mg tablets
  • PHENERGAN - 10mg tablets, quantity unknown
  • ALLOPURINOL - 28 300mg tablets
  • VASCALPAH - 28 10mg tablets
  • LISINOPRIL - 20mg, quantity unknown
  • CLOPIDOGREL ZENHIRA - 75mg

In particular, MIRTAZAPINE and PHENERGAN can be dangerous if taken by those it is not prescribed for.

Police are reminding people not to take any medication which is not prescribed for them and if they find any of the stolen drugs they should alert police straight away.

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Police burn £1 million pounds worth of drugs

Police have recovered £1 million pounds worth of drugs on Teesside since January 2014. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The haul was taken to a local incinerator and burned. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The drugs were burned along with general rubbish. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Cleveland Police have burned £1 million worth of drugs this morning. The haul consisted of drugs recovered on Teesside since January 2014. It was taken to a local incinerator and burned.

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