WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A South Florida man is under arrest for the second time in three weeks for allegedly injecting silicone into patients’ buttocks and then sealing the injection sites with Krazy Glue.
Calvin Edward Butler, 44, also known as “Tamieka Butler,” was arrested Tuesday night and charged with practicing medicine without a license. He’s in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Butler was first arrested January 18th when an unidentified man and woman came forward and told investigators they got extremely sick from the injections given to them by Butler in a room at the El Patio Motel in West Palm Beach.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the victims were hospitalized with severe infections, pain, bleeding, oozing wounds and disfigurement.
According to the affidavit, Butler charged $200 per injection which was drawn with a syringe from a plastic cup.
The latest victim, referred to only as victim 4, read about Butler’s arrest and came forward and told investigators almost the same story as the other victims.
After arriving at the motel, Butler told the man to take off his clothes and got out a felt-tip marker. Butler’s arrest report said he marked the areas of victim 4′s buttocks that “needed fullness.”
“Butler opened a large plastic bottle, similar to a Saline bottle found in hospitals,” the report said, “poured some of the clear fluid into the palm of his hand and then rubbed the fluid onto his face and splashed some fluid into his eyes.”
“See,” Butler said, according to the report, “it’s real silicone … I wouldn’t be able to put this in my eyes if it were fake.”
Butler poured the silicone into a plastic cup, pulled out a syringe and loaded it up with the clear liquid. He stuck the syringe in victim 4′s buttocks several times and pushed the plunger.
Butler sealed the puncture wounds, the report said, with “Krazy Glue.”
Victim 4 met with Butler four times over a 10-week period, paying $200 for every session.
After the fourth and final injection, the puncture wounds got infected.
Victim 4 called Butler, who gave him a sealed bottle of antibiotics and told him to take it until the infection went away but it didn’t.
In November, victim 4 felt weaker and suffered from a fever. He went to the hospital, where doctors performed the first of several surgeries.
In December, Butler visited the hospital, dressed like a woman, according to the arrest report.
Butler had a warning to deliver, the report says: Don’t tell the doctors about the injections.
Victim 4 left the hospital in late December returned in January when the infection came back. About Jan. 20, a man who identified himself as a friend of Butler’s showed up and threatened victim 4.
“If you say anything about Butler and the injections in court,” the man said, according to the police report, “you’ll be sorry.”
Victim 4 stayed quiet. He was afraid someone would come after him for talking about what happened at the El Patio Motel.
When he discovered he wasn’t the only victim, he went to authorities.
Police do believe there may be other victims.
If you may have been a victim of silicon injections by Calvin Edward Butler, please call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.