In a decision reached Friday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned Dr. Rod Stewart's four-year suspension for possession of cobra venom.
According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the court stated that the veterinarian was punished under a “vague” regulation. The judges also declined to reverse a lower court ruling on Stewart's behalf that would've dismissed a one-year suspension he received for possession of carbidopa and levodopa.
Stewart was suspended for four years in Sept. 2009 for possession of three sealed vials of cobra venom, in addition to the carbidopa and levodopa, which were found during a search and seizure of items in Patrick Biancone's Keeneland barn in June 2007.
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