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Thief breaks into funeral home, steals embalming fluid

Posted October 18, 2012 4:16 p.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2012 8:26 p.m. EDT

— Henderson police are looking for a thief who broke into a funeral home Tuesday and stole embalming fluid and an embalming machine.

Police think whoever stole the items doesn’t want them for their intended purpose.

"It is known that some users smoke cigarettes or marijuana dipped in embalming fluid," investigators said in a statement.

The dipped cigarette is a hallucinogen that would give the smoker an effect similar to the drug PCP, investigators said.

The theft happened at Garnes and Toney Funeral Home, 806 E. Henderson Ave.

Owner Antonio Toney said more than 100 bottles of embalming fluid were stolen. Some had been recovered Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson police at 252-438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Crime Stoppers offers a reward for information leading to an arrest, and callers never have to identify themselves.