Dr. Self-Medicated on Meth Treats Patients – Prescribed an Arrest for Drugs and Arms Violations
Photo: Dr. Keith Curtis
RIVERSIDE – Doctors treat patients and prescribe drugs. The tables were turned when a Doctor on drugs was turned in to the police for treating patients while under the influence – of methamphetamine.
The Riverside Police Department’s Narcotics Unit began an investigation and eventually contacted Dr. Keith Curtis (52) of Riverside. Dr. Curtis, who is part of a local medical group, was stopped after he left his office on Thursday, 02/20/2020.
Three separate bags of suspected methamphetamine, weighing in at approximately 28 grams, were in the Dr.’s possession. A search of his office by Narcotics and Vice Detectives revealed a used illegal drug pipe and a shotgun.
In another office used by the doctor, ammo and the upper receiver of an AR-15-style rifle was located. While searching his home, Detectives found additional suspected meth and firearms.
Dr. Curtis also made an admission of using illegal narcotics while conducting his medical practice.
“Dr. Keith Curtis was arrested and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of illegal narcotics, suspicion of being under the influence of illegal narcotics, and being a prohibited person from owning or possessing firearms due to drug addiction,” said Riverside PD. “He has since been released on $10,000 bail.”
Facebook followers of Riverside PD posted their dismay and sadness over this arrest for drugs and weapons violations, with especially shocked posts by those who’d been treated by Dr. Curtis in the past.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Asbury at (951) 353-7215 or email@example.com, or Detective Mutuku at (951) 353-7219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, email email@example.com, or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s “Submit a Tip” feature through their mobile app and reference report number 200005288.