Breast implants. Liposuction. Body sculpting. You names it and deputies say Yuri and Karen Lara would do it in their suburban home. Neighbors in the Northwest Harris County neighborhood say they had no clue what was going on right next door.
"Had no idea. Traffic going in and out but no idea what was going on. They were distant people. We would speak, whatever, in passing but not a lot of conversation." said Lonnie Smith.
"I always assumed it was something illegal. I meant like drugs or something like that. Nobody seemed to go to work." Said another neighbor who asked not to be identified.
But nobody knew for sure except perhaps the people undergoing surgeries and the people who live there. Investigators only found out when a 41-year old woman got an infection and went to the hospital. She confessed to having undergone several surgeries there. When investigators raided the home at 15803 Cade Court on Tuesday they allegedly found medical devices as well as vials of the painkiller lidocaine. Neighbors say that one of the women who lived in the home was a nurse or at least appeared to be. They thought it was odd that they seemed to double bag their trash.
Nobody at the house wanted to talk about the allegations. But everyone else in this quiet, peaceful neighborhood is talking about what was going on right next door.
"Shocking. You never know what's going on next door. Very shocking." said Perry Lucas.
The pair are charged with practicing medicine without a license.