- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Five males face charges in the theft of morphine and codeine from the clinic in Shishmaref.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports (https://is.gd/1u5usA) troopers in Nome were called Sept. 12 after more than 100 preparations of the two painkilling drugs were taken from the village clinic in northwest Alaska.

Troopers traveled about 125 miles north to Shishmaref, and determined three 15-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man broke into the clinic using tools stolen from the school. Troopers arrested another 18-year-old man they say is tied to the burglary.

The five face varying charges, including burglary, theft and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Preliminary hearings for the two adults were scheduled Sept. 30.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com


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