TWO bottles of potentially-harmful methadone have been stolen in Huddersfield.
Now police are warning that the drug can cause serious harm or even death if taken in large amounts.
The prescribed medicines were stolen from a flat in Market Street, Milnsbridge, on Tuesday evening.
Intruders forced a door and stole just two 65ml bottles of the painkiller.
Police are now asking people to contact them if they find the bottles of
methadone in the Milnsbridge area. They are also warning people not to take prescription drugs that are not intended for them.
A spokesman said: “If taken unprescribed or in large amounts, methadone can pose a serious risk to a person’s health. In excessive quantities it can lead to coma and even death”.
Anyone with information on the burglary, or who finds, or knows of the whereabouts of the stolen methadone is asked to contact PC Nicola Holdsworth at Huddersfield CID via 0845 6060606.