CASHMERE, Wash. – A bottle of morphine tablets from World War I has been stolen from a pioneer village at the Cashmere Museum.
The person who took the pills isn’t likely to get high, because according to the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, the pills are too old to have any drug effect.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office told the Wenatchee World someone broke through a fence Friday night, kicked in a door and broke open an old glass case to get the pills on display in a period doctor’s office.
Museum Manager Frey Harvey estimates repairs to the exhibit will cost about $3,000.
It’s not the first time one of the cabins at the museum has been burglarized. Harvey says the saloon has been broken into a few times, but it did not contain any alcohol.