TEXAS CITY

A 78-year-old man was charged Wednesday with practicing dentistry without a license, a felony, police said.

John Stephen Brito, of Texas City, was charged with a violation of the Dentistry Act, a third-degree felony, Cpl. Allen Bjerke, the department’s public information officer, said.

His bond is set at $50,000, Bjerke said.

Police executed a search warrant Wednesday at 1204 Eighth Ave. N in the Chelsea subdivision at a house in which Brito is accused of unlawfully practicing dentistry, police said.

Officers were acting on a criminal complaint filed May 24 alleging that Brito was practicing dentistry without a license, Bjerke said.

The department's Criminal Investigation Division executed the search warrant and found evidence supporting criminal charges, Bjerke said.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257; kathryn.eastburn@galvnews.com.

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