Thieves Breaking Into Ambulances to Steal Drugs

| by Michael Allen

In Spotsylvania, Virginia, emergency officials are working to secure drugs in ambulances after a recent string of drug thefts.

Since April, there have been three thefts of morphine and other drugs from locked ambulance compartments.

Fire Chief Chris Eudailey told the The Free Lance-Star 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.

Chief Eudailey also hopes within the next few months to buy new drug compartments that have the technology to identify who opens them.