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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 8:29am

A trial date has been set for Carmel Foster, the Tyler salon owner accused of injecting an unknown gel into a woman as part of a breast augmentation.

Foster's trial will take place on July 9 in the Smith County 7th District Court. She is charged with two counts of practicing medicine without a license.

Foster owns the Queen Divas salon in Tyler, where the injections allegedly took place.

She faces up to 10 years in prison as well as a $10,000 fine if she is convicted.


Carmel Foster, the Tyler salon owner accused of injecting an unknown gel into a woman as part of a breast augmentation, has been arraigned in Smith County on two charges of practicing medicine without a license.

The FDA is still working to confirm what substance was used in the injections. Those findings are expected later this week.

Foster remains in the Smith County Jail on $200,000 bond.


KETK was on the scene as Carmel Foster arrived in Tyler from Harrison County.

She is currently being booked into the Smith County Jail.

We have attached a copy of the arrest warrant affadavit.


Tyler Police tell KETK that Carmel Foster, the owner of Queen Divas Hair Salon and Spa who faces charges related to a botched breast augmentation allegedly performed in her salon, is en route to the Smith County Jail.

Foster was being held in the Harrison County Jail.


On February 19, 2012 Tyler Police were contacted by family members of a victim who stated that she had a breast augmentation (by injection) procedure performed on both her breasts on February 15, 2012 in Tyler, Texas.

The victim identified as Sheena Bradford, B/ F, 08-01/1985, of Longview Texas was admitted into a hospital in Longview on February 16, 2012 for severe chest pains.  Bradford’s condition has been listed as Critical at this time.

Tyler Investigators have determined that the procedure was conducted for a fee in a back room of Queen Divas Hair Salon and Spa, located at 102 E. Martin Luther King Street, in Tyler. 

Investigators obtained a search warrant on this business to seek any evidence that may be related to this case and evidence was seized by Crime Scene Investigators.  Investigators and Doctors are attempting to determine what type of substance or fluid was pumped into her chest cavity.  

Upon further investigation, Investigators have determined that the suspect responsible for this illegal procedure is Carmel Mitchelle Foster-Alexander, B/F, 07/01/1973, of Tyler, Texas who is the Owner of Queen Divas Hair Salon and Spa.

Investigators have obtained two arrest warrants for Carmel Foster for Practicing Medicine in Violation of Subtitle, a third degree felony, for  practicing medicine without a license, breast augmentation, and caused Sheena Bradford physical harm.  The second warrant was issued for a procedure that Foster had conducted on Bradfords cousin about two weeks ago.  That victim is identified as Kenya Sheppard, B/F, 10/29/1984, of Gladewater.   Total bond was set at $200,000.00 Foster has not been taken into custody at this time.

Tyler Police encourage anyone who has had any medical procedure performed on them by Carmel Foster in the past and wish to file charges, please contact Detective Andy Erbaugh at 903-531-1090. 

Information from Tyler Police

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ok go to a salon and come out with ur brest done that dont sound like a problem for carmel sound like the person who allowed there body to get done has a problem but all focus is she was not license i think she should walk she is like a drug deller and they are the drug head she had what they wanted for a price and they chose not to think of there life who is to blame realy....

How do we program people to the point they are willing to risk death for some supposed cosmetic enhancement; especially when said enhancements are subjective at best? Money spent and death risked so someone, sometime, maybe will say you look good..how does one get to that point?

Wow for real? Good Lord, when are you all going to learn that anything that sounds to good to be true it's probably not! Why would you go to a darn hair salon to get these injections in the first place? Education people, Education people! I live in Dallas now and I tell you besides CUJO, Tyler is really being recognized for sure now! One thing I don't agree with in this article is why did you post the victims race and date of birth? Also, why did you do it to the Culprit? Is that the norm?

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