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Deputies said the DEA was told that the clinic's social media appeared to show Lopez performing medical procedures and advertised medical marijuana available at the clinic.
“Detectives learned that Lopez was operating a business within the clinic called ‘Dr. Compassionate 420,’ which advertised medical marijuana consultations,” Horstman said. “Lopez had at least three Facebook pages on which she advertised herself as the owner of both businesses, wearing medical scrubs with both business names and clothing adorned with marijuana leaves.”
Investigators said Lopez told them that the clinic is in the process of creating a medical marijuana dispensary and is working on meeting the requirements.
Lopez showed the investigators a vaporizer and empty medical marijuana vials with labels indicating they contained THC and CBD oil combinations, investigators said.
Deputies said she told them that either she or the doctor would perform a consultation and would complete an order for medical marijuana.
“When the investigators asked her about being an R.N., Lopez stated initially that she was an R.N., then said she used to be an R.N. before she decided to further her education,” Horstman said. “She said she worked at Heart of Florida Hospital in several departments, including the ICU, CCU and ER.”
The incident remains under investigation.