23 Oct 2015

Theft of potentially fatal sleeping medicine in Rotorua

2:34 pm on 23 October 2015

Police in Rotorua are investigating the theft of some sleeping medicine that can be fatal if used incorrectly.

They said the medication was taken, along with a large amount of horse-riding equipment, from the Hannahs Bay area.

The medication, Hypnovel, is used to fight insomnia and is stored in vials.

The police said if it was not used properly it could be fatal.