Greyhound trainers charged with possession of euthanasia drugs, steroids

NSW Detectives investigating race fixing and irregular betting in greyhound racing have charged two trainers over the possession of euthanasia drugs and steroids.

Strike force detectives executed two search warrants at properties at Yarramundi and Seaham on Tuesday 4 April and spoke with two men, aged 42 and 45.

During the raid, officers seized veterinary pharmaceuticals and steroids, as well as ammunition, which police say was not stored safely, a magazine, and knuckle dusters.


The pharmaceuticals were then tested at the GRNSW drug testing laboratory and it was revealed they contained ‘Pentobarbital’ which police say is used by veterinarians to euthanize animals, and various other testosterone-based steroidal agents.

On Tuesday, the two men were served Future Court Attendance Notices for various charges including possess prohibited drug ‘Pentobarbital/Pentobarbitone’, and possess anabolic or androgenic steroidal agent.

Both men are due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday 7 November.