Methadone stolen in west end

Medication taken from vehicle, police say

Six bottles of methadone were stolen from the trunk of a vehicle near Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue sometime in the past two days, police say.

According to police, the theft occurred between March 31 at 4:30 p.m. and April 1 at 2:30 a.m.

Methadone is an opiod medication used to help reduce withdrawal symptoms for people with drug addiction, specifically heroin.

Methadone is also a pain reliever.  According to CAMH, “methadone is a powerful drug (that) can be extremely dangerous to people who are not tolerant to its effects. Even a small amount may be fatal for a child.”

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call the Toronto Police at 416-808-1100 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.