Fentanyl patches stolen during robbery at Melville Pharmacy

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. November 28, 2017 a male wearing a black balaclava entered a pharmacy on the 100 block of 2nd Avenue east in Melville. Various drugs were stolen from the pharmacy and the male left on foot in an unknown direction. None of the individuals inside the pharmacy at the time of the incident were physically injured.

Of concern, 63 Fentanyl patches of varying strength (between 10-100 micrograms) were reported stolen from the pharmacy.

The patches are very small, clear squares. These patches are intended for medicinal use only and only prescribed by physicians.

They pose the same potential risks to the public as Fentanyl in other forms. Anyone who locates this medication should not handle it and report it to police immediately.

The adult male is described as being between 5’6” and 5’9” tall, 150-175 pounds with a noticeable gait. He wore a black balaclava, a coat that is orange on the bottom and grey on the top, red pajama pants and brown shoes.  

Yorkton General Investigation Section and Melville RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about the person of interest, the robbery itself or the whereabouts of the stolen substances, please contact 911 in an emergency, your police service of jurisdiction or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

For more information about Fentanyl, please visit this website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/ gazette/fentanyl or contact Health Canada.