Several people have come forward claiming a transgender woman, who was arrested for allegedly injecting toxic substances into a woman's buttocks, performed similar procedures on them, health officials said Monday.
Oneal Ron Morris, 30, bonded out of jail after being arrested on Friday at a North Lauderdale home. She was charged with practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury after an investigation by Miami Gardens Police and the Florida Department of Health.
The health department was told by a victim in 2010 that Morris allegedly injected treatments into her buttocks, which resulted in life-threatening injuries. That victim was treated at several hospitals, had to go through surgeries, and was under the care of 24-hour home health aides for a long time, said Jennifer Hirst, DOH deputy press secretary in an email statement. There was also permanent scarring at the injection points.
Lab results determined that the substances injected into the victim included "household and automotive products to include superglue, mineral oil and 'Fix-a-Flat," according to the statement.
Morris, who police say is a man, appears to look like a woman and sports an apparently enhanced rear herself in arrest photos. It wasn't immediately known if she had an attorney.
The arrest report said the victim went to a Miami Gardens home to meet Morris and pay her $700 for six injections "in each buttock to improve its shape and cosmetic," appearance.
The pain was so intense, the victim could only bear to have half the number of injections, and within hours she began to feel sick, the report said.
After an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued and authorities spent some time trying to find Morris as she was associated with addresses in several cities and counties in Florida. When NBC Miami went to the Hollywood address Morris lists as her permanent residence, it turned out to be a shipping store.
Due to the media attention on the case, several other possible victims have come forward saying Morris performed similar procedures on them, and that they sustained life-threatening injuries, Hirst said.
Hirst said additional arrests in the case are possible
Health officials are encouraging anyone with more information on the case to contact their local law enforcement or the DOH website to view license information. Complaints can also be filed anonymousy through the site or by calling 1-877-HALT-ULA (1-877-425-8852)