Drugs Stolen From Spotsylvania County Ambulances

Emergency officials work to secure drug compartments

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    Spotsylvania County emergency officials are working to secure drug compartments in ambulances following a recent string of thefts.

    Since April, two thefts have occurred at one rescue station and a third at another station. Morphine and other drugs were taken from locked ambulance compartments.

    Fire Chief Chris Eudailey told The Free Lance-Star http://bit.ly/LRIS7z that the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management is changing the drug compartment locks in every ambulance. Separate lock boxes are being added for morphine and Versed, a drug used to produce drowsiness and to relieve anxiety before medical procedures.

    Eudailey said fire and rescue officials also hope within the next few months to buy new drug compartments that have technology to identify who accessed them and when.