Woman Charged in 'Bootleg Cosmetology' Case, 2 Critically Injured

A woman who police say performed cosmetic procedures that caused critically injuries on two women was charged Wednesday with practicing medicine without a license, MyTampaBay.com reported.

Sharhonda Lindsay, 32, turned herself in to the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office Wednesday, after she was issued an arrest warrant Monday, according to reports.

Authorities said Andrea Lee, 30, suffered total kidney failure after receiving Hydrogel injections from Lindsay at a private home in the community of Town ‘N Country. Her friend, Zakiya Teagle, 33, is also in critical condition for receiving the injections.

"It almost is bootleg cosmetology here," said sheriff's office spokesman J.D. Callaway. "These two victims knew of this woman, at least one of them did. They knew that she was known to have given injections to other women to enhance the buttocks area."

Investigators said the women were told the injection was Hydrogel, which is a silicone-based substance and saline solution.

The substance is being tested, but deputies believe Lindsay mixed it in a plastic, reusable bowl before she injected it into the women.

They said one woman received 40 shots within a 90-minute period; the other received 20 in the same amount of time.

"We've been told that she's done other women," said Callaway. "But we're not aware of these other women experiencing these medical problems like these two women did."

Lindsay was released on $5,000 bond.

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