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2 accused of operating as unlicensed dentists in Tucson
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2 accused of operating as unlicensed dentists in Tucson

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Jose Manuel Contreras and Maria Rosete Valenzuela

PHOENIX — An Arizona grand jury has indicted two people for allegedly operating an unlicensed dental practice and selling prescription drugs in Tucson.

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich says 57-year-old Jose Manuel Contreras and 66-year-old Maria Rosete Valenzuela both were arrested last month.

Contreras is accused of 12 felony counts including practicing dentistry without a license, selling a misbranded drug, possession of prescription drugs for sale, money laundering and illegally controlling an enterprise.

Authorities say Valenzuela is facing six felony counts including practicing dentistry without a license, selling a misbranded drug, possession of prescription-only drugs for sale and money laundering.

Contreras was arrested May 11 while operating an unlicensed dental practice at a trailer.

Valenzuela is accused of running a traveling dental practice, diagnosing tooth conditions and treating patients with prescription-only medications.


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