North Bay Police Service issued a warning the public this afternoon about the recent theft 50, 2mg tablets of Suboxone, a drug that contains the opioid Buprenorphine.
It is a brand-name prescription drug used to treat dependence on opioid drugs.
The Suboxone was stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1800-block of Algonquin Ave, North Bay, between 8 and 9 p.m. on Friday, April 9, according to a police news release.
In addition to the Suboxone, camera equipment worth an estimated $2,000 was also stolen from the vehicle. A police investigation is ongoing.
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, mixing other pharmaceuticals or alcohol with Suboxone can be dangerous.
Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service’s Non-Emergency line at 705-472-1234.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.
Information from CAMH on Suboxone and Buprenorphine can be found here.