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Prescription Drug Sweep, Names Released of Dozens Charged

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Here are some of the highlights:

In total, throughout Operation Pilluted, Arkansas state and federal authorities have charged 140 individuals with prescription drug crimes, including 94 federal defendants in five separate indictments, and 46 state defendants. Included in that total are 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and 5 pharmacists.

Seven arrests were made today at the KJ Medical Clinic in Little Rock, including Dr. Jerry Reifeiss, prescribing physician, Kristen Holland, pharmacist at Bowman Curve Pharmacy, and Aaron Borengasser, physician’s assistant, formerly with Artex Medical Clinic, which later changed its name to KJ Medical Clinic.

Also indicted in the case, Christopher Watson, 42, of Greenbrier. The licensed pharmacist is alleged to have engaged in the unauthorized distribution of Schedule II, III and IV pharmaceutical narcotics from his family owned and operated store in Perryville.

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers across four states took part in the operation.

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Christopher Grant Watson, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen, 42, Conway
Eric Flynn Horton, 48, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr., 64, Conway
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr., 29, Conway
Lorrie Jean Kirk, 55, Bigelow
Jonathan Arnell Jones, 30, Little Rock
Jesse Lee McGraw, 56, Conway
Joe Shering Jackson, 31, Little Rock

Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Hydrocodone/Oxycodone
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
Eric Flynn Horton
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
James Kenars Crenshaw, Jr.
Jonathan Arnell Jones
Joe Shering Jackson

Conspiracy to Obtain Prescription Narcotics by Fraud, and Obtaining Prescription Narcotics by Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson
Bartley Wayne McMillen
James Kenars Crenshaw, Sr.
Roy Lamont Willard, 35, Conway
Jessica Tucker Monk, 33, Perryville
Jeremy Ray Johnson, 32, Cabot
Andrea Dawn Reynolds, 34, Conway
Lloyce Jermane Love, 37, Conway
Brenda Kay Ebsen, 58, Mayflower
Gary Wayne Strickland, 56, Conway
Dorothy Jo Flowers, 65, Conway
Beau D. Armstrong, 30, Hot Springs
Brenda Giles Jackson aka Brenda Bates, 55, Conway
Tammy Kay Sharp, 49, Mayflower
Sherman Ray Tiner, Jr., 50, Conway
Mason Dewayne Tiner, 18, Russellville
Jessica Marie Whiddon, 27, Hot Springs
Stacie R. Dukes, 56, Mayflower
Angelia Gayle Ferguson, 45, Greenbrier
Daphne Lynette Garner, 40, Conway
Doris Jean Johnson, 58, Conway

Possession and Issuing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes
Tammy Kay Sharp

Misprision of a Felony
Tommy Watson, 66, Greenbrier

Healthcare Fraud
Christopher Grant Watson

Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Joe Shering Jackson

Drug User/Addict in Possession of a Firearm
Christopher Grant Watson

Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Joe Shering Jackson
Eric Flynn Horton

Defendants and Charges, United States v. Anthony Markeith King, et al.:

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances
Anthony Markeith King, 39, Little Rock
Christopher Dion Manson, 31, Little Rock
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D., 44
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D., 60, Conway
Felicie Wyatt, M.D., 41, Memphis, TN
Kristin L. Raines, 38, Little Rock
Aaron Paul Borengasser, 35, Little Rock
Stella Osei Green, 52, Little Rock
Jason Dewayne Sowers, 38, Pine Bluff
Randy Eugene Chane, 52, Houston, TX
Gerry Hill, 29, Little Rock
Larosha Danette Hall, 33, Pine Bluff
Densheo Lorraine Davis, 43, Natchez, MS
Amber Marnique Smith, 27, Mabelvale
Kristen L. Holland, 33, Bryant
Justin Russell Dyer, 25, Little Rock
Edward Lee Palmer, II, 23, Conway
Kenneth Darrail Lowery, 25, Conway

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II and III controlled substances
Shawn Michael Brooks, M.D.
Jerry Scott Reifeiss, M.D.
Stella Osei Green
Kristin L. Raines
Kristen L. Holland
Kenneth Darrail Lowery
Amber Marnique Smith
Edward Lee Palmer, II
Jason Dewayne Sowers

Black Madam Convicted of Murder in Fatal Buttocks Injection

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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A former madam who bragged of doing black-market “body sculpting” on thousands of women was convicted of murder Monday in the death of a dancer who died hours after silicone injected into her buttocks moved to her lungs and stopped her heart.

Padge-Victoria Windslowe’s colorful testimony during her Philadelphia trial included claims that she was “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections” and that model Amber Rose was “a walking billboard” for her work. Yet Windslowe had no medical training, other than tips she said she picked up from overseas doctors who performed her sex change operation and a physician-client of her escort service who became her lover.

“I was the best, and I don’t mean that to be cocky,” Windslowe testified, explaining why celebrities would have sought her out over a licensed plastic surgeon.

Windslowe, 45, described herself as a serial entrepreneur who once ran a transgender escort service and a Gothic hip-hop performer who called herself “the Black Madam.”

Authorities argued that she fled in 2011 after a botched injection killed Claudia Aderotimi, a 20-year-old London break-dancer and college student.

The trial was halted for several days last week while Windslowe was hospitalized after reporting that she had chest pains. She has been in prison since 2012, when the 18-month investigation led to a coroner’s homicide ruling and later an arrest warrant.

The jury got the case late Friday. They were choosing between third-degree murder, which is not premeditated but involves malice, and involuntary manslaughter, which involves reckless disregard for a person’s life.

Report: Family Gathering to Say Goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is gathering at her bedside to say their goodbyes to the 21-year-old, People.com reports. Whitney Houston’s daughter has been in a coma since Saturday after she was found face-down and unconscious in her bathtub. Doctors are saying Brown has brain damage and that nothing more can be done.

The news was especially devastating to her father, Bobby Brown, who flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be at Bobbi’s side on Saturday. “Bobby has been crying nonstop since yesterday,” says the source. “We are grieving.”

A second family member went by the hospital overnight to say goodbye and admits that the devastating news is hard to believe. “If you saw her, you’d think she was just sleeping,” says the source.

Doctors say there is little they can do for Bobbi Kristina Brown

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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Things aren’t looking good for Bobbi KThings aren’t looking good for Bobbi Kristina Brown.

“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source closely connected to the situation, adding that doctors have expressed that there is little they can do. “They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”

Earlier this week, reports emerged that the situation involving the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was particularly weak and her brain function was “alarming low” after being placed in a medically-induced coma.

However, we’re told that Bobby Brown is remaining hopeful and rallying others to stay uplifted – refusing to acknowledge the worst-case scenario.

On that note, a source connected to the Houston family has said that the 21 year old’s condition has actually improved somewhat, with things looking better than they were earlier this week.

Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, legal counsel for Bobby Brown, told FOX411 late Tuesday that they are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, adding that contrary to media reports, the young performer has never been married to Nick Gordon.ristina Brown.

“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source closely connected to the situation told FOX411, adding that doctors have expressed that there is little they can do. “They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”

Earlier this week, reports emerged that the situation involving the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was particularly weak and her brain function was “alarming low” after being placed in a medically-induced coma.

However, we’re told that Bobby Brown is remaining hopeful and rallying others to stay uplifted – refusing to acknowledge the worst-case scenario.

On that note, a source connected to the Houston family has said that the 21 year old’s condition has actually improved somewhat, with things looking better than they were earlier this week.

Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, legal counsel for Bobby Brown, told FOX411 late Tuesday that they are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, adding that contrary to media reports, the young performer has never been married to Nick Gordon.

NEW HAIR LOSS TREATMENT USES PATIENT’S OWN BLOOD

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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A promising new treatment for hair loss can be found in your own body.

It’s called “platelet rich plasma therapy”.

Doctors say it works by injecting a patient’s own blood into the scalp.

The therapy stimulates hair regrowth and thickens the hair follicles.

It costs $400 per treatment, and some say they have seen results after just one treatment.

Dee’ From ‘What’s Happening’ Reveals Shocking Cancer Diagnosis

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Danielle Spencer, who played the bratty little sister Dee on the 1970s sitcom, “What’s Happening!!” revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

“With everything that I’ve been through with the spinal cord injury, I said I know God is not going to give me another affliction,” she said, referring to a 1977 car accident, during the sitcom’s run, that lead to near-paralysis for a time. “So I was completely shocked when the doctors told me.”

Though the news came as a surprise, Spencer said the disease runs in her family.

“I have a lot of help and support around me,” she said.

She’s currently considering her treatment options, with surgery at the top of the list.

“I’m trying to get as many opinions as possible but it does look like that is what I’m going to do,” she said. “Hopefully after that there won’t be any chemotherapy or radiation involved.”

At the end of her sitcom’s three-year run in 1978, Spencer, who was famous for her line, “Oooh, I’m gonna tell mama,” went on to Tuskegee University for a degree in veterinary science and became a veterinarian. Twenty-two years later, she’s still happy with her choice.

But her role as Dee will always be a part of history. Recently, Spencer became the first child star to be was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum.

She will be part of the permanent exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015.

“I still can’t believe it,” she said. “That’s something people can look at for years to come, long after I’m gone.”

Woman Loses Hands And Feet After DIY Silicone Injections Turned Out To Be Bathroom Caulk

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Apryl Brown remembers lying on the hospital bed as the doctor uttered those words. A sense of relief came over her.

“I didn’t think about losing my children. I didn’t think about leaving my mother,” she said. She thought instead of how death would feel. “Although I will be dead, I will not be in pain anymore.”

That searing pain came from an unimaginable source: a silicone filler, like the one Brown assumed plastic surgeons use daily. Hers was injected into her buttocks, with the hope of improving her appearance.

Brown never predicted the injections would land her here — dying in a hospital bed in June 2010.

Her body was shutting down from a staph infection that doctors said was connected to the silicone injections. Her limbs were curling and turning black, the visible signs of necrosis. Brown recalled seeing her hands in the hospital, thinking, “Oh, my God. I am going to lose my hands. I looked at my feet ,and they were dead, too.”

Doctors had no choice. To save Brown’s life, they amputated her hands, feet and the flesh around her buttocks and hips in 27 surgeries. Somehow, she survived.

Brown is still embarrassed as she talks about the vanity that nearly cost her everything.

Man On “Molly” RIPS Woman’s Insides Out In GRUSOME Rape

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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A Pennsylvania man is in police custody after the brutal rape of a woman he took drugs with, police said.

Emmanuel Paulino, 30, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly raping his then-girlfriend, who had to be rushed to a hospital in a helicopter after the attack, WNEP reported.

Details of the incident, obtained through court documents by HuffPost Crime, are disturbing. The Huffington Post is withholding the victim’s name.

According to a police affidavit, Hazleton officers responded early Tuesday morning to the home where Paulino and his victim were staying. There they saw the woman curled up on the floor in a fetal position, “bleeding profusely from her torso area.”

The victim told police that after taking drugs, the two had agreed to consensual sex. During the course of it, however, Paulino allegedly began choking her. The victim later told Pennsylvania State Police that he “freaked out.”

What happened next is extremely graphic.

Paulino allegedly penetrated her anus with his fist “up to his elbow” while choking her with his other hand, according to the complaint.

The victim said she began screaming throughout the continued assault, and begged him to “get out.” It was not until one of her children, a minor, entered the bedroom after hearing the screaming that Paulino stopped, she said. When he withdrew his arm, the victim said Paulino had pulled something out of her.

When police and medical services arrived, Emergency Medical Technician Adrienne Lecrone observed that the victim displayed bruising around her eyes. Lecrone noted that due to the nature of the injury, combined with significant blood loss, she was unable to determine if penetration had occurred in the victim’s vagina or anus.

The victim was flown to the hospital, where doctors determined that she had suffered “internal trauma to her rectum cause by penetrating trauma.”

O.J. Simpson Has Brain Cancer, Begs Obama for Early Release

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

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Former NFL great turned criminal, O.J. Simpson, has issued a plea for clemency to President Obama, claiming he may have brain cancer and should be allowed to leave his Nevada jail cell and go free. The 66-year-old is currently serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and robbery.

But he’s being tested for a tumor on his brain to determine whether he has cancer and he’s convinced that he’s due to die any day now, Huffington Post reports. “A source close to” Simpson who said, “He put off the doctors for weeks after he first started experiencing the symptoms because he was afraid of what they would find.”

The Washington Times reports that Simpson’s health has been deteriorating for years. “He’s gained weight since his imprisonment, and also suffers from blurred vision, stuttering and failing hearing,” according to the paper.

Simpson, who was jailed in 2008, would be eligible for parole in 2017.

Woman Glued To Toilet Seat At Home Depot

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Banks County investigators are seeking the help of a crime lab in trying to figure out who was behind a prank that severely injured a woman.

Tony Thomas spoke with investigators who say they’re now working to find fingerprints in the glue placed on the toilet seat in a busy store

Authorities said they may never know who put Loctite super glue on toilet seats in the Home Depot, but they are going as far as sending evidence to the state crime lab to try and find out.

“The doctors told me I just have to tough it out. It’s going to take a while to heal,” said victim Illyanna De La Keur.