A competitor in the Kern County Fair for 40 years says he plans to sue.
Robert Smith claims someone drugged two of his prize-winning sheep and got them disqualified.
Smith says his kids showed the sheep Thursday night and they won the championship and grand championship. Smith says he could have won at least $10,000 for each animal.
Smith says there are no cameras in the areas where the animals are left alone, sometimes unwatched for up to 12 hours a day.
Here are the rules for animal drug usage for this year's fair.
The use of tranquilizers, sedatives, depressants, or any other drug which alters the physical or physiological state of an animal exhibited, is illegal.
Failure to pass a drug test shall result in disqualification.
The Kern County Fair issued a statement that reads, in part: "These rules are known to the participants and agreed to in writing by the participants as a condition to enter the competition. The rules provide a zero tolerance standard with respect to the presence of banned substances in the livestock.