DOCUMENT: Animals, Crime

Man Force-Fed Goat Cocaine And Booze, Cops Say

Jailed for animal cruelty, perp faces boot from U.S.

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Georgia Goat Abuse

FEBRURY 16--A horse trainer is locked up on a felony animal cruelty charge after Georgia cops obtained video showing him force-feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey. 

Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman, 28, at the farm in the city of Grayson where he lives and works.

Pictured at right, Palomares-Guzman is being held in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond. However, he is also subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, apparently due to his status as an alien.

Palomares-Guzman was busted after a tipster provided investigators with a video “featuring Palomares-Guzman holding the goat’s horns while a second male suspect inserted cocaine" into the animal’s nostril. Palomares-Guzman then allegedly opened the goat’s mouth and poured whiskey inside.

Palomares-Guzman shared video of the January incident, which can be seen above. Two other male suspects remain unidentified, though deputies believe they reside in North Carolina.

The goat, which Palomares-Guzman owned, “received a veterinary exam and was given a clean bill of health,” according to a sheriff’s spokesperson. The animal, seen at left, is now available for adoption via the Gwinnett County animal shelter. (1 page)