Report: NM dog tests positive for cocaine, pot

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2014 at 9:02 am •  Published: January 10, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is fighting to get her dog back after authorities said the canine tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Maddie, a 1-year-old Labrador retriever, showed "strong positive cocaine" and active marijuana traces in urine tests conducted this week by an Albuquerque clinic.

A clinic report says Maddie was taken to the clinic by her owner, Arlene Saiz, and veterinarians saw the dog twitching, shaking and walking with poor balance.

The report say since Saiz was unable to pay the $2,000 bill to treat Maddie, she signed the dog over to the city Animal Welfare Department.

Saiz says she regrets surrendering the dog.

City officials said police found no evidence to file charges against Saiz, who said she doesn't know how the animal consumed the drugs.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

Trending Now


  1. 1
    LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. 2
    North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie
  3. 3
    Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back
  4. 4
    Here's How Famous Creative People Divided Their Days
  5. 5
    How To Turn Your Bed Into The Ultimate Haven For Sleep
+ show more