Curtis Rush Police Reporter
A Newmarket woman has been charged after police say buttock augmentation injections sent one of her customers to hospital with a serious infection.
The victim, a 28-year-old woman, received several injections of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) starting on Aug. 26, Toronto police said.
She fell ill and was taken to hospital on Aug. 29, where she was treated for several days with antibiotics. Her condition continued to worsen and resulted in surgery to remove the substance from her buttocks.
PMMA is an augmentation drug that is neither illegal nor regulated, and is used by surgeons for bone reconstruction, police said.
In this case, they said the woman was put at risk because of the way the substance was administered.
Police said the woman paid thousands of dollars in cash for the services.
They believe there may be other victims.
Marilyn Ely Reid, 46, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm.