Two arrested, indicted for practicing dentistry without a license

Two arrested, indicted for practicing dentistry without a license
Maria Rosete Valenzuela, 66. (Source: Arizona Attorney General)
Maria Rosete Valenzuela, 66. (Source: Arizona Attorney General)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - According to a release, 57-year-old Jose Contreras and 66-year-old Maria Valenzuela have been indicted by a State Grand Jury for operating an unlicensed dental office and selling prescription drugs in Tucson.

Contreras faces 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.

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

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Contreras was arrested May 11 while operating the unlicensed dental practice in a trailer.

Valenzuela was arrested the same day.

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