A judge on Thursday set a $15,000 bond for fake doctor Oneal Ron Morris, a 30-year-old transgender woman who has been accused of running a black market business injecting people with a toxic substance to make them curvier.
Authorities have also arrested a second person in connection with the notorious toxic tush case in South Florida.
Police arrested Corey Alexander Eubank, 40, of Hollywood, on Wednesday. He has been charged on suspicion of two counts of unlicensed practice of a health care professional with serious injury and two counts of acting as a principal, according to Miami Gardens police.
Morris was originally arrested on Friday and has been charged with practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury. Morris was re-arrested on Wednesday after a second woman came forward, alleging that Morris injected her leg and buttocks with the substance, according to NBC Miami. The second victim said she has been ill ever since.
My client is emphatic that these allegations are false and she is prepared to fight this in court, Morris's attorney Michael Mirer said, as reported by NBC Miami.
Police reports reviewed by the media noted that the new alleged victim knew Morris as Duchess. She reportedly paid $900 for what she was thought was a silicone injection.
This is my profession. Don't worry, police said Morris told the woman.
At the end of the procedure, Morris allegedly covered the injection sites with cotton balls that had super glue on them. Morris also suggested that the woman soak them with Epsom salts afterward in order to get them removed, police told the media.
As for the first case, authorities said the unidentified victim reportedly paid $700 for a series of injections in May 2010 and was referred to Morris by a friend. Police said that victim began feeling sick and her mother had to take her to the hospital.
Miami Gardens police believe there are more victims like these women out there and they are being asked to come forward.
We're trying, Detective Michael Wright told NBC Miami. But once again it's up to the public. And if there's any other victims out there, they need to come forward so we can keep this individual in jail. Because he's very dangerous.
On Monday, health officials confirmed that several people came forward claiming Morris performed similar procedures on them. They are urging everyone who had a procedure done by Morris to come forward
According to Florida statutes, practicing medicine or attempting to practice medicine without a license is a third-degree felony. If someone is caught and convicted of such a crime he or she may face up to five years in prison and be fined up to $5,000 per count.