Medications in unmarked bottles were stolen from Lima's Professional Pharmacy in Eureka early Tuesday morning, officials said.

”These can cause serious medical issues,” Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Knight said. “These are things like heart medications.”

According to the sheriff's office, someone broke into a shed behind the store on Harrison Avenue at about 4:30 a.m., and ransacked the building. No suspect description is available at this time, Knight said.

When the owner of the pharmacy arrived on scene, he told the investigating deputy that the pharmacy stored non-narcotic medications in the smaller building, according to the sheriff's office.

The owner -- who is a pharmacist -- told the sheriff's office that numerous non-narcotic medications were stolen, and expressed concern that anyone taking the drugs without a prescription could have serious medical complications or a fatal reaction, according to the sheriff's office. The pharmacy is still being inventoried.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity to call the sheriff's office at 445-7251, or the sheriff's office crime tip line at 268-2539.

Lorna Rodriguez can be reached at 441-0506 or lrodriguez@times-standard.com. Follow her on Twitter @LornaARodriguez.


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