Fatal drugs snatched from Grafton ambos

By SALLY GORDON

THE NSW Ambulance Service will conduct a statewide security review following the theft of drugs from the Grafton Ambulance Station at the weekend.

Thieves allegedly broke into the Prince Street ambulance station between 10pm on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday, stealing pain relief and life-saving medications.

Authorities declined to comment on the types of drugs taken from the station or the size of the haul.

The NSW Ambulance Service general manager of operations, Mike Willis, said the service already had commenced a review of security at all of its 221 ambulance stations across the State.

"It is very rare that this sort of break-in occurred at an ambulance station; the security measures we have in place are quite rigid," Mr Willis said.

At the time of the break-in, the drugs were secured in a drug safe.

Police from the Grafton Local Area Command, together with ambulance officers are warning the public that the incorrect use of the stolen drugs could be lethal.

"These drugs in the wrong hands could prove fatal," Mr Willis said.

Anyone with information about the stolen drugs should contact Grafton police station on 6642 0222 or Crime Stoppers.

All information can be given in strict confi- dence.



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