• summer24time summer24time
    January 27, 2010
    Stolen Medication: Need to file a police report?
    summer24time summer24time
    January 27, 2010

    How soon do you have to report a stolen medication? My doctor said to file a police report after my prescription was stolen New Years Eve. My friends informed me a week after the incident that a group of guys were acting suspicious before leaving. The only information I got about the 4 guys was the first names of 2 of them, and they were all from Merrill, a city about 45 minutes away. Filing a complaint seemed ridiculous at the time, but now my doctor wants a copy. Would a report like this even be investigated?



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  • BobinmidMO February 25, 2010
    February 25, 2010

    Yes, please make a report right away!  My wife and me have over 40 years working in law enforcement so this is a common report.  Secondly, you have to remember to always be careful with your medication, because if you're taking narcotics the doc is always going to be very careful about why and how you lost or had your old script stolen.  If you're going out for the evening, only keep on you the dosage you'll need while you're out, but never take the entire bottle with you.


    When traveling, you have to be even more careful.  I had my narcotics stole when going through security at the Phoenix Airport.  Since then, I always keep them in a pocket that I'm wearing and then show them the medication and tell them why I won't let them out of my sight.  I've never had a problem since.  When traveling, use a safe if you've got one in your room.  I just got back from a trip, and my room did have a safe so I only kept out the dosage I needed for each day, that way I wouldn't have to worry about having my narcotic taken.


    At home, if you're secure then you're like us, but if you have people in and out who you don't know, then maybe you need one of those little cheap safes.  Then keep everything locked up and the key on you.  You have to remember that your drugs are worth a fortune to others, so always take responsibility for them even though it might make a hassle for you at times.


    I'm so sorry this happened, but this lesson now will teach you just how easily this kind of thing can happen when you least expect it.

    • kelleeg62
      April 15, 2016
      April 15, 2016
      ny state police refuse to file reports on stolen medication they say too many reports come in so now they refuse to put the thefts on file. how is this legal, how is this safe? I don't care if they have a million incidents, its their job to put in reports and file the proper serial numbers from stolen products. I was robbed and called the state police and was told point blank that they would not file a report..... READ MORE
  • MillieKeyLargo January 28, 2010
    January 28, 2010

    Absolutely! If your medications were schedule II meds they can be sold out in the community to innocent teenagers or to addicts, the police would be interested in catching the perpetrators. I would have filled the police report the same night that it happened. People like that need to learn a lesson, and you have the opportunity to do so by filling a police report. Do it as soon as you can. Take care,

  • Nicole Catledge February 25, 2012
    Nicole Catledge
    February 25, 2012

    I get prescribed 60 2mg alprozolam per month. I got them filled yesterday and woke up and only have 10 left. I know who took them and i need to do something to get them refilled because i have to have them.


    • Twinpeak36
      February 10, 2015
      February 10, 2015
      It is someone that you know that stole them or they would not have left you ten-guilty conscience! READ MORE
  • dawnjoyner47 June 14, 2016
    June 14, 2016
  • ms.goodnight69 October 15, 2015
    October 15, 2015
    Please contact me with a case#. I need confirmation immediately. Thank you. READ MORE
  • ms.goodnight69 October 15, 2015
    October 15, 2015
    Yes my meds were stolen. READ MORE
  • terryagrimm October 14, 2015
    October 14, 2015
    Yes, if you have narcotic medication, you MUST file a police report. Even if you, your doctor may not refill them...I have been through this VERY recently......they just seem to not want to believe you, not matter what. No, this is just my own personal experience, your doctor my look at it differently... READ MORE
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