TYLER (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Texas police are seeking a beautician charged with unlicensed medical practice after a breast augmentation she’s accused of performing left a customer hospitalized in critical condition.
A Tyler police statement says warrants have been issued for the arrest of Carmel Mitchelle Foster-Alexander, owner of Queen Divas Hair Salon and Spa.
According to the statement, a Longview woman was admitted February 16 to a hospital, where she’s listed in critical condition with severe chest pain. Police say the woman’s family reported she had received injections of an unknown substance to augment her breasts the day before her hospitalization.
“We have the FDA officials in Tyler that are obtaining evidence with us to figure out what the substance is,” explained Don Martin, spokesman with the Tyler Police Department.
The family says Foster also performed a similar procedure on the customer’s cousin two weeks ago.
Tyler police say they have at least five other victims ready to come forward and believe there could be more
Foster, 38, is well-known in East Texas for her work on wigs for cancer patients.
Bonds are set at $200,000. The telephone numbers listed for Foster have been disconnected.
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