Thieves strike Lyon's Drug again

Officials say OxyContin was target


— OxyContin has been stolen from Lyon's Corner Drug and Soda Fountain for the second time in less than two months.

The Steamboat Springs Police Department reported that a break-in occurred at the drug store Friday, but did not say how much of the prescription drug was stolen or how the building was entered.

On Jan. 4, more than $1,000 worth of the same medication was taken. Among the items stolen were several bottles of OxyContin, a bottle of Hydrocodone and a half bottle of Tylenol 3.

On that night, the officers found a broken window on the west side of the building. The hole in the glass was about three feet in diameter and the rest of the windows and doors were secured.

OxyContin is a narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain. Reports about the abuse and diversion of OxyContin are growing in the United States. Some reported cases have been linked to serious side effects and even death. Hydrocodone and Tylenol 3 are other strong painkillers.

Pharmacy thefts of OxyContin are common in the East. People abuse OxyContin to get a euphoric high similar to heroin.


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