BREAKING NEWS: Investigation underway for suspects involved in deadly Highway 70 shooting. Full Story

Shasta County Woman Pleads not Guilty in Illegal Botox Case

Authorities say that Susan Tancreto pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges on Thursday.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2019 10:52 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Authorities say that Susan Tancreto pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges on Thursday.

She is suspected of illegally injecting patients with Botox without a license in Redding

Tancreto faces charges including the unlicensed practice of medicine and selling a controlled substance. Some of the victims experienced significant facial deformities, 

In the wrong hands, one expert says these products can cause a number of health problems.

"Somebody who's not properly trained can put it into a blood vessel first of all," said Julie Kaplan, a certified aesthetic nurse specialist. "And if the product goes into a blood vessel it could lead to the back of the eye and cause blindness. If it goes into a blood vessel it can also block oxygen to the skin and cause the skin to die."

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office wants to hear from any patients that received treatments from Tancreto. The office can be reached at (530) 245-6300. 

Article Comments

Chico
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 63°
Paradise
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 64°
Willows
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
An unsettled holiday weekend coming our way!
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events