State: Florida racing greyhounds test positive for cocaine

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Posted: Jun 30, 2017 12:42 PM

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida racing greyhound trainer's license has been suspended after officials say dogs tested positive for cocaine.

Documents from the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation show at least 12 dogs in the care of trainer Charles McClellan tested positive for cocaine. The dogs raced at Bestbet Orange Park in northeast Florida near Jacksonville.

In a statement to news outlets, the park said it supports the swift action taken by the state in suspending the trainer's license.

In May, the state revoked the license of a St. Petersburg trainer, also because dogs were found with cocaine in their systems.

Cary Theil, Executive Director of Grey 2-K USA in Boston, a track monitoring group, says this is the largest such case in the United States.