Carl Monday Investigation leads to indictment in illegal butt injections' case

Carl Monday and his hidden cameras caught her performing illegal butt injections out of a suburban health clinic. Now, Sonyia Ladson has been indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on charges she practiced surgery without a medical license.

"Do you have a license to practice medicine?" Monday asked Ladson last year. She replied, "Yes I do."

But even if she had a license, Ladson had no business doing the surgery. The butt injections are illegal and potentially life threatening.

In Philadelphia, a woman is currently on trial for murder after a patient died from the injections. And on February 18, another woman died in Dallas after a similar procedure.

Monday's investigation caught the attention of Cleveland Heights Police and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, who used the 19 Action News probe to indict Ladson on four counts of Practicing Without a Medical License.

This week, Ladson pleaded no contest to the charges. When approached outside the courtroom, Ladson slapped the 19 Action News microphone from Monday's hand, demanding, "Get out of my face."

Ladson said victims featured in Monday's investigation were "out for the money."  She also denied she performed any butt enhancement procedures.

But Monday's undercover video in 2014 showed otherwise.

"I do do butt injections," Ladson told our undercover patient.

When asked, "Do you do the injections?" Ladson replied, "Uh, huh."

It turns out that Ladson was already on the radar of local police and federal investigators. She was indicted on 139 counts of forging prescriptions and possession of prescription drugs.

She was also arrested last fall and faces charges after police say she tried to fill a phony prescription at a South Euclid Walgreens.

Both cases have been assigned to the same judge.

Ladson is out on bond and will be back in court next week for a pretrial hearing.

"I feel she should pay for what she done,"  victim Kiva Kirk told Monday.

Last year, Kirk spent 16 days in the hospital, recovering from infections for the illegal surgery.

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