Veterinary drugs traced to local burglary
While local police have seen a handful of thefts of veterinary drugs in the past year, the case of one man now facing felony charges related to the burglary of a City of Lawton facility last week shows why these drugs, not approved by the FDA, are dangerous.
The Constitution previously reported the Animal Welfare Division, 2104 SW 6th, was burglarized sometime after 6 p.m. Feb. 12. The suspect(s) removed a tan safe containing a small amount of cash and a stash of veterinary drugs. Police were later dispatched to 1720 SW 14th to investigate a 911 hang-up call pertaining to 26-year-old Charles Morgan. His wife said Morgan, who "uses all sorts of drugs," had been "acting funny," an affidavit said, so she called police. When officers arrived, they found him allegedly carrying a dinner biscuit and transporting a loaded syringe in his back pocket. He appeared disoriented, confused and possibly intoxicated.