LOS ANGELES – On October 21, 2016, eight California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members received a 2016 U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Award for their outstanding work on “Operation Fright Night,” an October 2015 criminal case in which 10 Southern California businesses were charged with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions.
Awards were given to Department of Consumer Affairs, Operation Safe Medicine Unit, Division of Investigation investigators:
Carmen Aguilera-Marquez, OSM, Supervising Investigator
Jeff Gomez, Supervising Investigator
Jaime Sandoval, OSM, Investigator
Mijida Ibrahim, OSM, Investigator
Tracy Tu, HQIU Investigator
Bernard Lim, HQIU Investigator
Caroline Montgomery, HQIU Investigator
Max Degtyar, HQIU Investigator
The award ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Polic Department Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium.
In addition to the award from the Assistant United States Attorney, investigators also received awards from the Food and Drug Administration for outstanding team work on Operation Fright Night.
Awards will also be presented to CSLEA Members - Investigators Diane Oesterle, Constanza Obregon, Stacey Nishikawa-Masters, Janny Lee and Scott Stys on December 14, 2016, as well as their supervisor Donna Daily and chief, Phil Terrazas.
For details of the operation, please see: CDPH and DCA Investigators Assist in Operation “Fright Night” Target Cosmetic Contact Lenses Sold Without Prescriptions.
“Congratulations to our CSLEA members for their outstanding work in protecting consumers from what can be a very dangerous purchase. Wearing decorative contact lenses, or any contact lenses without a prescription, can put one’s eyesight and health at risk,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “Being recognized and awarded by the federal government speaks volumes about their work and commitment to the protection of others.”