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Oklahoma pharmacy board fires director amid probe into texts


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy fired its executive director Wednesday after state investigators confirmed she is the target of a bribery probe involving text messages exchanged with a top lawyer involved in writing the state's new medical marijuana rules.

The board unanimously voted to fire Chelsea Church following a closed-door meeting in Oklahoma City. The special meeting was called after the online news agency Nondoc reported on a series of text messages in which Church appears to offer Department of Health attorney Julia Ezell a higher paying job at the agency in...

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