Martinsville doctor faces drug charges

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A practicing doctor in Martinsville is facing federal drug charges.

Court documents say Joel Smithers has operated The Center for Integrative Health at Smithers Community Healthcare in Martinsville since 2015.

After an investigation - Smithers was charged with illegal possession, with the intent to sell or distribute.

Smithers has been released on bond.