Oklahoma Pharmacy Board names Gourley interim director

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has named Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore as the agency's interim executive director.

The board appointed Gourley to the post on Wednesday August 8 two weeks after firing previous director Chelsea Church.

Church was fired July 25 after investigators confirmed she is the target of a bribery probe involving text messages she exchanged with a top lawyer involved in writing the state's new medical marijuana rules.

Church has not been charged with a crime, but investigators say they are looking into a series of texts in which Church appears to offer the lawyer a higher paying job in exchange for medical marijuana rules, including requiring a pharmacist in every marijuana dispensary.

Gourley, a former member of the Pharmacy Board, previously served as a consulting pharmacist to rural hospitals.

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