Arrests at McComb weight loss center

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — The owner and business manager of the McComb weight loss clinic have been charged with selling drugs and practicing medicine without a license.

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics spokeswoman Delores Lewis says this past week's arrests are the culmination of two-month investigation.

Lewis tells the Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/198l538) that Shameka N. Wells and Chanell C. James Kate are each charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and one count of practicing medicine without a license.

Wells owns the Weight Loss Specialists clinic while Kate is the business manager.

Lewis says Wells and Kate allegedly called in prescriptions under a doctor's name for clients attending the clinic.

Lewis says MBN seized 96 dosage units of phentermine, $500 cash and two vehicles. She said Wells owns both vehicles.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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