Press Release: May 27, 2016
Large quantity of prescription drugs taken in burglary
On Thursday morning May 26, 2016, the Chadron Police Department was called to Petersen Drug, in Chadron, in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the building by cutting a large hole into the tin, of the east wall, located in the alley. A large quantity of pharmaceutical drugs were taken; valued at approximately $24,000.00 (wholesale value). Drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, OxyContin, Tramadol, Adderall and Alprazolam were taken from the pharmacy.
“These drugs have a street value of approximately $70,000.00. They are dangerous and we are very concerned about them hitting the streets. Drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin or other stimulants such as Adderall are common prescription drugs of abuse. I am asking for the public’s help in solving this crime,” says Lt. Rick Hickstein.
The Chadron Police Department is currently following up on several leads and its investigation is ongoing. If you have information related to this crime, please call the Dawes County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 308-432-0519 or you can report this crime from your computer or smartphone, through the Nebraska Crime Stoppers webpage by simply clicking on the tab, “Leave a Tip.” By utilizing a crime stoppers program in your area, you can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for reward money.
The Chadron Police Department was assisted by the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.
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