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Alleged "Fix-a-Flat" surgeon Oneal Ron Morris pleads not guilty

Oneal Ron Morris
CBSMiami/Miami Gardens Police Department
Oneal Ron Morris
CBSMiami/Miami Gardens Police Department

(CBS/CBS Miami) FT. LAUDERDALE - Oneal Ron Morris, the purported fake doctor who allegedly injected items like fix-a-flat into patients' rear ends, sent a written plea of not guilty to a Broward County judge on Thursday.

According to CBS Miami, Morris was to be arraigned in court on charges of medical wrongdoing, but her lawyer instead entered the written plea on her behalf.

Morris was originally arrested in November 2011 for allegedly performing medical procedures without a license, CBS Miami reports. One patient almost died after allegedly being injected with the same materials.

Morris, who was born a man, turned herself in on March 12 to face charges of practicing medicine without a license and practicing medicine without a license resulting in serious injury, the station reports. The surgeries allegedly took place in 2009 at a Motel 6.

The Florida Department of Health said anyone who believes they are a victim of Morris should contact either their local law enforcement agency or the FDH's Unlicensed Activity Program at 1-877-425-8852.

Complete coverage of the Oneal Ron Morris case on Crimesider