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The woman, who lives in the 3100 block of E. 37th, says she took out her trash around 5:30 a.m. Shortly after, two men knocked on her door and attempted to coax the woman out of her home saying she had thrown something away that she would want to keep.

When the woman opened the door, the two men forced their way in and grabbed her cats and asked where she stored her medication.

It is unclear whether the men simply followed the woman back to her home or knew, by going through the woman's trash, that she had prescriptions for the popular pain killers Oxycontin and Hydrocodone.

She gave the men her supply of drugs and they left without hurting her or her animals. Normally the woman tears the labels from her prescription's because of all the personal information they contain, but believes she may have missed one.

The woman says she is scared the men might return because they were able to get what they were after.

The suspects, both in their 30s, were described as being between 5'7" and 6'0" with light builds.

One was wearing a dark shirt, black jeans and dark boots. The second suspect was wearing a dark hoodie.

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