The surgery was a buttocks augmentation. Attorney Gen. Jim Hood told us Stewart is waiving extradition and will be returned to Mississippi. The arrest came following an indictment by the Hinds County Grand Jury.
He said the Georgia resident got injections of a foreign and possible counterfeit substance during an illegal medical procedure in Jackson. Garner, of Jackson, a transgender person who previously had a male identity, also faces charges in the case which developed following a six-month investigation by state and federal investigators with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, United States Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations and the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure. Garner was arrested in September 2012 and remains behind bars.
A man came forward also last year, saying Garner injected a substance into his face. That case is also being investigated.
For a while investigators had a tough time finding Pebbelz because that was the extent of her online identity.
If convicted, Stewart and Garner face up to life in prison. Hood said as with all cases, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.