On July 15, 2017, Steinbach RCMP were advised that 180 Hydormorphone pills and 90 Hydromorphone Contin were stolen from a parked vehicle.

The Hydromorphone pills are described as a small light mint green pill and the Hydromorphone Contin pills are described as a navy coloured capsule.

Hydromorphone controlled-release medication belongs to the family of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). It is used to treat chronic, severe pain. Hydromorphone works on the brain to increase the ability to tolerate pain. Hydromorphone controlled-release works by gradually releasing the medication into the body to help control pain that requires the prolonged or continuous use of an opioid pain killer.

Hydromorphone is a strong pain reliever that can be fatal if it is taken by someone for whom it has not been prescribed. If you have any information in regards to this incident, you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204-320-8211.