SIKESTON -- A Sikeston dentist and veterinarian face charges of distributing controlled substances without licenses following a narcotics investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.
Dentist Ted Lewis, 51, of Sikeston and veterinarian Stephen Curry, 30, of Sikeston turned themselves in Friday morning and were arraigned at the Associate Circuit Court in Benton.
Lewis was charged with eight counts of the class D felony distributing controlled substances without a license. He was released after posting $25,000 bond.
Curry was charged with eight counts of class D felony distributing controlled substances without a license, eight counts of class C felony forgery and two counts of class C felony theft of a controlled substance. He was released after posting $50,000 bond.
Lewis and Curry were indicted after Sikeston's narcotics detectives presented evidence of the distribution to the Scott County Grand Jury that ran from August until November of last year. The doctors were conducting business in Sikeston when the investigation began in summer 2007.