Omaha pharmacy may face eviction for racehorse doping scheme

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An Omaha landlord wants to evict a pharmacy that was convicted for selling unapproved opioids to improve the performance of racehorses.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that MHP Development filed a lawsuit this week seeking to evict Kohll's Pharmacy from Miracle Hills Park, its Omaha business park. The landlord cited Kohll's recent sentencing in federal court for obtaining a performance-enhancing drug and providing it to Kyle Hebert, a Louisiana veterinarian.

A judge in March ordered Kohll's to five years of corporate probation and $200,000 in fines. Hebert was sentenced to 15 months in prison for putting the drug into syringes and giving them to trainers at Louisiana racetracks.

The landlord's lawsuit says Kohll's criminal acts were "outside the scope of tenant's permitted use."

Kohll's attorney Amy Jorgensen declined to comment.

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