Dangerous drugs stolen from veterinary surgery
BURGLARS used sledgehammers to raid a Liskeard vets stealing thousands of tablets, methadone and ketamine.
Police said David Ellis Veterinary Surgery was raided by intruders armed with crowbars and sledgehammers on Saturday night at around 9.30pm.
The criminals made off with a 'substantial amount' of drugs including 10 viles of methadone, 10 bottles of ketamine, 65 diazepam tablets as well as 1000's of other veterinary drugs, £190 cash and a free-standing safe.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the sledgehammer and crowbar used to get into the surgery were left at the scene.
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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information was asked to call police on 101 quoting police log 812 09/02/12 or the public could call anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Ketamine is a powerful general anaesthetic that is used for operations on humans and animals. Its effects are short-lived but while it acts, ketamine can cause a loss of feelings in the body and paralysis of the muscles.