County fair award-winning lamb tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs

Pulling the wool over their eyes! County fair award-winning lamb under investigation after it was found to have performance-enhancing drugs in its system A lamb who won the grand champion title at the Logan County Fair last week is under investigation after illicit drugs were found in its system The lamb was shown at the fair from July 7 to 13 in Bellefontaine, Ohio Following tests by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, it tested positive for diuretics - a performance-enhancing drug that leans animal muscles  Diuretics contaminate meat and can be harmful for human consumption The lamb was being tested before being sent off to the slaughter house The lamb is currently being held until the investigation concludes, which could strip the exhibitor and the animal of the grand champion award   

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 02:38 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 05:20 BST, 22 July 2019

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A local Ohio county fair award-winning lamb has been stripped of its title after it tested positive for an illegal performance-enhancing drug.  

Franklin Kinney, 11, a middle school student at Indian Lake, was the proud winning exhibitor at the Logan County Junior Fair in Bellefontaine where his lamb was named grand champion on July 10. 

However the title has been stripped from Kinney and the lamb after it was given a required urine test before it was sent to the slaughterhouse and was found to have the diuretic Lasix in its system.  

Performance enhancing drugs are banned from livestock competitions because though they boost an animal's muscles and appearance, they can contaminate the meat and be harmful for human consumption.   

A lamb who won the grand champion title at the Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine, Ohio last week is under investigation after illicit drugs were found in its system. The winning lamb pictured with exhibitor 11-year-old Franklin Kinney (in orange)

A lamb who won the grand champion title at the Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine, Ohio last week is under investigation after illicit drugs were found in its system. The winning lamb pictured with exhibitor 11-year-old Franklin Kinney (in orange)

It was Franklin's second time competing in the lamb county fair competition when he won earlier this month. It's not clear just how the drugs got into the lamb's system

It was Franklin's second time competing in the lamb county fair competition when he won earlier this month. It's not clear just how the drugs got into the lamb's system

The Ohio Department

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