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Painkillers stolen from Norvelt EMS ambulance service

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Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

State police are investigating the theft of painkillers from a volunteer ambulance service.

Officials at Norvelt EMS reported morphine and Fentanyl patches were stolen from a refill kit stored at the building on Main Street. The kits are used to restock supplies carried by the ambulances. Morphine and Fentanyl are both prescribed to treat severe pain.

The kits are locked and stored in a secure building, so only someone with access to the building could have taken it, Trooper Steve Limani said.

The staff noticed the missing painkillers during an inventory check this week. The drugs could have been taken any time since June, Limani said. “They noticed the box was pried open,” Limani said. “When they opened it up, morphine and Fentanyl patches were taken.”

There are 31 volunteers at Novelt EMS, which serves Mt. Pleasant Township and surrounding areas. It is operated by volunteers 24 hours a day, according to its website.

A man who answered the phone at Norvelt EMS declined to comment Thursday.

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