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Massachusetts Woman Charged With Performing Illegal Silicone Injections

Gladys Araceli Ceron, 71, of North Andover, was charged in federal court on one count of delivery for pay of an adulterated or misbranded device received in interstate commerce

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    Woman Accused of Giving Dangerous Injections

    A woman from North Andover is facing charges in a silicone injection scheme.

    (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019)

    A Massachusetts woman is facing federal charges for allegedly offering illegal silicone injections in exchange for money.

    Gladys Araceli Ceron, 71, of North Andover, appeared in federal court in Boston Wednesday on one count of delivery for pay of an adulterated or misbranded device received in interstate commerce.

    According to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling's Office, Ceron allegedly injected individuals with silicone oil at a business in Lawrence.

    Authorities said Ceron had been obtaining "gluteal material" from a source in Florida for over eight years.

    Woman Facing Federal Charges Over Illegal Silicone Injections

    [NECN] Woman Facing Federal Charges Over Illegal Silicone Injections

    A Massachusetts woman is facing federal charges after authorities say she was running an illegal silicone injection operation in Lawrence.

    (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019)

    During a federal search warrant executed at the source's residence in 2016, agents seized plastic bottles of suspected cosmetic silicone fillers. Lab tests confirmed that those fillers contained silicone oil, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says can cause a stroke, death or permanent disfigurement.

    A cooperating witness began working with federal agents in 2018, according to Lelling's office.

    A search of Ceron's Lawrence business in June 2018 allegedly resulted in the seizure of several bottles and syringes of a substance that tests revealed to be silicone oil. Authorities said numerous uncapped, used, syringes were also recovered.

    Anyone who was a client of Ceron's is being urged to contact The U.S. Attorney’s Victim Assistance Staff.

    It's unclear when Ceron is due back in court or if she has an attorney. She could face a sentence of no greater than one year in prison and a fine of $100,000.

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