Sikeston Dentist, Veterinarian Face Drug Charges

SIKESTON, MO - A dentist and a veterinarian in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston are accused of distributing illegal drugs.

Police arrested both the dentist, 51-year-old Ted Lewis, and the veterinarian, 30-year-old Stephen Curry, on Friday.  They face eight counts of distributing controlled substances without a license.

Police say the investigation began in the summer.  A Scott County grand jury indicted both men.

Lewis was released on $25,000 bond.  In addition to the drug charges, Curry is charged with eight counts of forgery and two counts of theft of a controlled substance.  He was released after posting $50,000 bond.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)