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Man accused of stealing drugs from ambulance

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man has been accused of stealing drugs from an ambulance at a Dubuque hospital.

Dubuque County court records say 31-year-old London Gavin is charged with theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

The Telegraph Herald reports that an ambulance worker told police that Gavin had ridden in the ambulance Thursday as she and others took a patient to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center. She noticed after talking to hospital staffers that vials of morphine and ketamine she’d placed on the ambulance cot were missing.

A court document says a surveillance recording showed Gavin grabbing something off the cot while the ambulance worker was talking to the hospital staffers.

The document says the drugs turned up when Gavin emptied his sweatshirt pocket for police.

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