Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual
Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Los Angeles
County Sheriff Department’s Counterfeit and Piracy Enforcement Team
(CAPE), served a multi-2 location search warrants in the City of La
The suspects were major distributors in the City/County of Los
Angeles. Investigators conducted several undercover
buys/surveillances and determined the suspects were sellers on eBay
and other social media platforms.
The suspect had over 30 different user accounts on eBay deceiving
unknowingly consumers of counterfeit name brand facial cosmetics.
None of the counterfeit products recovered had been tested to meet
US safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using these
Officers arrested Conner Blount 26-year-old from La Habra for
350(a)PC – Felony Trademark Violation. Officers recovered
approximately $100,000.00 in cash and over $250,000.00 in
Counterfeit merchandise recovered: Yeti mugs, name brand cosmetics,
and G-Shock watches.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact
Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. During non-business
hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.