City police said a resident of the Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions broke into a locked room and took two strips of Suboxone on Thursday morning.
Thomas M. Rosen Jr., 27, a resident of the 138 Winthrop St. community residence, allegedly took an employees keys and gained entry to a locked room, where he took the drug, which belonged to another patient.
Suboxone is often used to treat opioid addiction in higher doses to lessen the effects of opioid withdrawal.
He was arrested at the residence and charged with petit larceny. He was taken to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and held on $1,000 cash bail pending arraignment in City Court.