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12 Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine at Track

Post by Pete » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:32 am

A Florida greyhound trainer's license has been suspended after 12 dogs in his care tested positive for cocaine.

According to records obtained by First Coast News, the dogs, all racers at Bestbet Orange Park, tested positive for Benzoylecgonine (BZE) -- a metabolite of cocaine.

"This is the largest greyhound drug case in American history," says Carey Theil, Executive Director of GREY2K USA in Arlington, Mass., a non-profit that opposes greyhound racing and monitors dog tracks around the country. "This is staggering."

First Coast News obtained records from the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. They show at least 12 dogs in the care of trainer Charles McClellan tested positive for cocaine, for a total of 18 cases in 4 months. The state requires the winner of each greyhound race, as well as another randomly chosen dog, to be drug tested after races. Urine tests conducted by the University of Florida College on Medicine Racing Laboratory came back positive for BZE. McClellan is cited for a Class 1 drug violation for each positive test.


http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/crim ... /451549602
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Re: 12 Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine at Track

Post by Pete » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:17 am

(sung to the tune of the Grateful Dead song 'Casey Jones'):::

Ate Gravy Train, got high on cocaine
Lassie, girl, you'd better watch your speed.........
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Re: 12 Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine at Track

Post by aluannie@q.com » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:41 am

Pete wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:17 am
(sung to the tune of the Grateful Dead song 'Casey Jones'):::

Ate Gravy Train, got high on cocaine
Lassie, girl, you'd better watch your speed.........
Do they post the odds based on doped up or not doped up?
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Re: 12 Greyhounds Test Positive for Cocaine at Track

Post by Pete » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:45 am

aluannie@q.com wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:41 am
Pete wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:17 am
(sung to the tune of the Grateful Dead song 'Casey Jones'):::

Ate Gravy Train, got high on cocaine
Lassie, girl, you'd better watch your speed.........
Do they post the odds based on doped up or not doped up?
I'd hate to get my dogs hooked on coke. They have big long snouts
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