"Significant" amount of methadone stolen in North End robbery

Winnipeg police are warning of a “significant quantity” of methadone stolen Monday afternoon.

Police say the drugs were taken from a building in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue at around 2:45 p.m. Monday.

The methadone was in a litre-sized bottle and police say it poses a risk to the community and potential overdoses.

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Methadone is used most commonly to treat addiction to other opioid drugs such as heroin.

Anyone with knowledge is asked to call 204-986-6222 or 204-786-TIPS.

If the bottle is located, police are asking you to call 911.

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