Alleged Silicone Bootlegger Busted for Giving Unlicensed Injections

Accused by Baltimore exotic dancer

Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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Police collared a woman in a downtown D.C. hotel, accusing her of peddling unlicensed silicone injections that sent at least one customer to the hospital.

The Washington Examiner first reported that 45-year-old Kimberly Smedley was picked up on October 14 at the JW Marriott.

According to court papers posted on the Smoking Gun, Smedley got on law enforcement's radar this spring after an exotic dancer in Baltimore was severely sickened.

The woman told investigators that she learned from fellow dancers that Smedley was selling silicone butt injections.  The court papers say the witness, hoping to enhance her posterior, contacted Smedley and arranged for several rounds of injections in the winter of 2011.  For $1000, the witness said she received nine injections into each buttock.  The procedures allegedly happened in a Baltimore hotel.

Following the injections, the dancer said she fell ill, and was told she had silicone in her lungs at Good Samaritan hospital.  After contacting police, the exotic entertainer identified Kimberly Smedley as the woman responsible from a photograph.

According to the court document, Smedley, a resident of Georgia, is not registered as a nurse or a doctor.

On October 11, police arrested Smedley when she traveled to Washington D.C.  In her hotel room, several cell phones and three 18-gauge medical needles were found.

This is not the first time Smedley has been linked to illicit silicone butt enhancement.  In a 2008 NY Post story, the tabloid says one of its reporters met Smedley in a Manhattan hotel room, where the Georgia woman reportedly offered "medical grade silicone" injections for $1,600.

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