Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Friday a woman was sentenced to two years in prison for receiving and delivering a misbranded device, in connection with her receipt and use of polydimethylsiloxane.
Fifty-five-year-old Kendra Westmoreland of Randallstown, Maryland misled her customers, by telling them she was a licensed medical professional and injecting medical-grade silicone in their bodies, when in fact she was utilizing polydimethylsiloxane, a silicone-based organic polymer.
Westmoreland would set up in motel rooms and her residence, where customers would come for the injections. She advertised her service online and charged $250 to $500 for each session, serving thousands of customers.
Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of Westmoreland’s residence on October 4, 2015, where she had a makeshift operating room. Officers recovered images of people with their buttocks exposed. It was determined that Westmoreland had deposited $227,994.01 in personal accounts from December 2011 to October 2015 and $48,801.06 at a later date.
Polydimethylsiloxane is utilized in caulk, lubricants, shampoos and heat-resistant tiles.