Chippewa Cree Tribe and FBI investigate theft of drugs at clinic

Surveillance footage shows one of two persons believed to be responsible for a break-in at the Chippewa Cree Health Center Pharmacy in Box Elder, Montana. Image from Facebook

The Chippewa Cree Tribe and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into the theft of drugs from a health clinic on the reservation.

The Chippewa Cree Health Center Pharmacy in Box Elder was burglarized early Saturday morning, the Rocky Boy Health Board said. Surveillance footage shows two people who took medications from the facility that could be dangerous and even deadly if consumed.

"During the break-in, multiple medications were stolen, including some in a liquid form. These liquid medications are not morphine or other pain medications -- they are intended for intravenous use for serious medical conditions; if they were to be consumed in any way they could cause life-threatening problems for the person consuming them, and could even be deadly; the pills that were stolen could also make a person sick, or cause death," the health board said on Facebook.

Anyone with information is urged to Rocky Boy Police Department at (406) 395-4513. A reward is being offered.

The clinic was closed on Monday but reopened on Tuesday, The Havre Daily News reported.

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Break-in reported at Rocky Boy clinic, drugs taken (The Havre Daily News 4/26)
FBI, police investigate theft at Rocky Boy pharmacy (AP 4/27)

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