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Police make fake dentistry bust
Lawrenceville woman, two men arrested

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman was arrested early Wednesday morning and accused of operating a fake dentistry with dangerous drugs on site.

Carina Alejandra Hernandez-Rodriguez, of 1361 Timbercrest Court, is charged with one count of practicing dentistry without a license, a felony. She also faces five counts of selling, distributing or possession of dangerous drugs, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

Rodriguez remains in jail on more than $60,000 bond.

Two men - Hector Armando-Najera and Estanislao Oscar Najera-Najera - were arrested Wednesday at the same address on similar drugs charges. They also remained in jail Thursday.

Details surrounding the arrests are sparse.

Cpl. Illana Spellman, Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman, said the case is under a special investigation. Spellman could not provide a police report Thursday detailing the arrests.

Rodriguez could face up to 5 years in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted of practicing without a license.

The case is not Gwinnett's first instance of faulty dentistry practices in recent months.

On May 17, maintenance crews investigating a water leak at the Wesley Place apartment complex in Lawrenceville found a fully functional dentist office.

Jesus J. Urdaneta-Casanova, 29, was charged with practicing medicine without a license.

Police were unsure at the time how many individuals Casanova had treated or how long the faux practice had been operational.