Fentanyl and ketamine stolen in Katherine break-ins

January 11, 2024 8:45 am in by

Police are urgently calling for information after fentanyl and ketamine were stolen in Katherine break-ins.

Thieves forcibly entered Wurli Health Services and the Katherine Veterinary Clinic on Second Street at about 2.30am Wednesday morning.

The drugs were among other items stolen from the facilities, with officers particularly concerned about fentanyl, an opioid that is designed to be absorbed through the skin.

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Police say fentanyl poses an extreme danger.

“If you suspect you have come into contact with these substances, dial 000 immediately and seek immediate medical attention,” a police spokesperson said.

Three people believed to be involved were last seen heading across the Katherine Bridge, traveling north along the Stuart Highway an hour after the break-ins.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.