Queensland Greyhound Trainer Facing 70 Charges
A Queensland greyhound trainer accused of doping his dogs has been charged with 70 drug and fraud offences.
The 44-year-old trainer from a town in Ipswich has been accused of doping his greyhounds with methylamphetamine to gain a race day advantage and win prize or wagering money, according to the Queensland Racing Crime Squad.
The Camira man's alleged actions have been labelled an "animal welfare disgrace" by Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett.
"These alleged offences are shocking, amounting to the deliberate manipulation of greyhound racing outcomes and while it is illegal, it is also dangerous to the animals involved," he said on Saturday.
"Activities such as these bring the integrity of the racing industry into disrepute and must be stamped out."
The 44-year-old was arrested on Friday and was denied bail to face Richlands Magistrate Court on Tuesday.