A MAN in his 40s is in a “serious condition” after allegedly taking powerful drugs stolen from a vets.
Powerful animal medication – including anaesthetic used to knock out horses – was taken during a raid in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
One drug in particular – if inhaled, consumed orally or injected – could cause a severe reaction which could prove life threatening.
It comes in a bottle branded “Iso-Flo” and contains Isoflurane, a general anaesthetic used on dogs and horses.
A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We are reiterating the warning that taking medications which are not prescribed for you and are not intended for human use, can have a significant and serious effect on health.
“Anyone who has taken animal medicines or who knows someone who may have taken them, should seek medical help immediately.”
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The drugs were taken from the clinic on Worting Road, Basingstoke, between 8.30pm on June 29 and 5.55am on June 30.
A 36 year old man from Basingstoke has been arrested in connection with the theft and currently remains in custody.
If anyone is offered these drugs or has any information about their whereabouts, please call 101 and quoting 44200238349.