Twenty-Year Dermorphin Suspension Upheld for Quarter Horse Trainer

by | 11.02.2013 | 12:58pm

The New Mexico Racing Commission upheld the suspension and fine of Jeffrey Heath Reed, a Quarter Horse trainer sanctioned last year after four of his horses tested positive for dermorphin, also known as “frog juice.”

Reed had appealed the two-decade suspension and $20,000 fine handed down in October 2012.

Not only did the commission uphold its original penalties, but it unanimously agreed to forward Reed's case to a district attorney for possible criminal prosecution.

“This commission is interested in seeing Reed being criminally prosecuted … to stop this behavior,” chairman Rob Doughty III told the Albuquerque Journal.

Read more at the Albuquerque Journal

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