Update: Please note that the lost prescription drugs referred to below have been found.

Merseyside Police has issued a warning to members of the public following the loss of a large quantity of prescription drugs in Southport earlier today (Monday, 17 September 2012).

The prescription drugs were reported as lost at about 7pm this evening. They had been picked up by their owner from St Mark’s Medical Centre on Derby Road, Southport, at 11am this morning.

The owner of the drugs then got a private hire cab home and later in the day realised that the drugs were missing.

The drugs are in a pharmacy bag and include:

50 Dihydracodeine tablets

28 Temazepam tablets

100 paracetamol tablets

And a large quantity of other medication not further described

If you have found the lost medication please contact Merseyside Police on 101, or hand the medication in to your nearest police station.

Merseyside Police would like to remind members of the public that the taking of medication prescribed for another person could be dangerous, and in some cases fatal.

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