Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating a Moundville woman who has allegedly been practicing medicine and wrote a prescription without a license to do so at a clinic on Jack Warner Parkway.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokeswoman for the police department, said they were notified last weekend that a Moundville woman, Ellory Kate Johnson, may have been breaking the law at MentorUp Life Lab & Clinic in the Riverside Office Center on Jack Warner.

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Taylor said officers launched an investigation and found that Johnson wrote a prescription for a weight loss medication despite lacking a license to do so.

The 31-year-old Moundville woman was charged with practicing medicine or osteopathy
without a license and attempting to commit a controlled substance crime.

Taylor said more charges are possible against Johnson and others.

Although investigators determined there was in fact a licensed physician at the clinic who saw patients, TPD is asking asking anyone who has been treated by any individual there to please contact an investigator because they are potential witnesses in the ongoing investigation.

If you received care at MentorUp Life Lab & Clinic located at 535 Jack Warner Parkway, you are asked to call TPD at 205-248-4520.

Johnson was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where her bond was set at $30,000.

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