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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 summer24time, Community Member, asks

Q: Stolen Medication: Need to file a police report?

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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MillieKeyLargo, Community Member
1/27/10 7:33pm

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,

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BobinmidMO, Community Member
2/25/10 10:52am

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.

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Nicole Catledge, Community Member
2/25/12 10:25am

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.

 

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By summer24time, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/02/14, First Published: 01/27/10