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Friday, May 5, 2017

Five Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

Posted By on Fri, May 5, 2017 at 11:39 AM

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A Florida trainer's license has been permanently revoked after five of his racing greyhounds tested positive for cocaine.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida racing authorities found cocaine in five dogs from a St. Petersburg kennel owned by Malcolm McAllister, a man who that a Debry Lane executive once called a "wonderful patriarch of the industry."



In a written statement, McAllister claims that "it was not me," and that one of his helpers must have administered the drug.

From the Times:
"One of these undesirables had to have either dropped or administered the 'cocaine,' " he wrote. His only plea, he said, "is that it was not me."
The dogs that tested positive for blow were P Kay Sweetmissy, Flying Tidalwave, Roc A By Sevenup, Kiowa Wellington, and Flying Microsoft.

In case you weren't aware, the state of Florida prohibits the use of cocaine in dog racing.

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