In Northern California, an investigation by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly targeted cancer patients with bogus treatments.
The woman, who has late-stage cancer, reportedly told deputies she saw Gammill’s website and decided to seek his services, and the “faux doctor” allegedly gave her plastic baggies containing various powders, expired medication, and at least one bag of dirt.
He told her how to mix the compounds, and allegedly told her if it burned her stomach that was good, and meant it was working.
So he allegedly dismissed symptoms of further harm, telling the patient that it was actually an indication that they were getting better. Sadly this is not unusual in such cases.
According to Newsweek,
He operated a clinic that offered alternative cancer therapies for patients with late-stage forms of the disease who had run out of effective treatment options. Gammill was arrested on July 9 and is scheduled to appear in court in Ventura County on August 31.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff is looking for others who might have been affected by Gammill’s alleged practices, and encourages anyone who may have been a victim to contact them.