Veterinarian gets prison time for horse doping: American Press 2/25/18

By: Crystal Stevenson A Lake Charles veterinarian has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for his part in a racehorse doping conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said Kyle James Hebert, 43, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for once count of conspiracy; two counts of receipt of adulterated

Backstretch vet, pharmacy found guilty in painkiller case: Daily Racing Form 11/8/17

By: Matt Hegarty A federal jury in Louisiana has found a backstretch veterinarian and a compounding pharmacy guilty on several counts related to the sale and distribution of a powerful synthetic pain-killing drug to trainers in the state, according to the U.S. district attorney prosecuting the case. Kyle Hebert, 42, of Lake Charles, La., was

Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Criminal Charges In Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 7/19/17

By: Natalie Voss U.S. District Court Judge Donald Walter denied a motion earlier this month to dismiss federal charges against Louisiana veterinarian Dr. Kyle J. Hebert and Essential Pharmacy Compounding. Hebert is accused of providing trainers with injectable vials of dermorphin, a synthetic opioid said to be 30 times more powerful than morphine and which

Veterinarian, Online Pharmacy at Center of Painkiller Case: Daily Racing Form 2/13/17

By: Matt Hegarty Federal prosecutors in Louisiana have charged a veterinarian and a Nebraska online pharmacy with conspiracy related to their alleged roles in providing an illegal painkiller, dermorphin, to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse trainers in Louisiana in a case stretching back more than five years. An indictment released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney for

Federal Charges Brought Against Veterinarian In Louisiana Dermorphin Case: Paulick Report 2/10/17

By: Paulick Report Staff After an investigation that spanned close to five years, federal authorities have indicted a Louisiana veterinarian with treating horses with an illegal synthetic drug. The Associated Press reports that veterinarian Kyle Hebert has been charged with injecting at least four horses with dermorphin, a powerful Class 1 painkiller. Authorities charge that Hebert intentionally mislabeled