High-powered narcotics, including ketamine and fentanyl, were among the drugs stolen last month from a safe inside the ski patrol shack at the top of Buttermilk ski mountain, according to a police report.
The drugs were included in three kits carried by ski patrollers to treat injuries on the mountain, which were all stolen from inside a safe that was forced open March 10 or 11, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office report states.
A resupply box containing more narcotics — including a drug called hydromorphone that the Drug Enforcement Administration says can be used as a heroin substitute — also was taken, according to the report.
After an investigation that included trying to identify bootprints found under two of the shack’s windows, the Sheriff’s Office has no suspects in the case, said Brad Gibson, an investigator.
The drugs were stolen either the night of March 10 or early March 11. A ski patrol paramedic who reported to the Buttermilk ski patrol shack on the morning of March 11 told a sheriff’s deputy he noticed the theft when he went to open the safe where the drugs were kept, the report states.
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