Police have warned people to be vigilant and not take potentially fatal substances after horse medication was stolen from a stables.
Officers were called to a property in Moss Lane, Stone, at around 10am yesterday following reports of a burglary which is believed to have occurred shortly after midnight.
On arrival it was discovered a total of 20 sachets of medication, including tranquilisers antibiotics and painkillers suitable for only very large horses, had been taken along with several power tools.
A circular saw and three drills were stolen from the property.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are reviewing CCTV footage and carrying out a forensic investigation into the incident which is believed to have involved three young male offenders.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter or call 101, quoting incident number 183 of December 18.
“Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you suspect someone has taken potentially life-threatening substances, call the emergency services on 999.”