Convicted Fort St. John fentanyl dealer Dana Nazarek has been on the run for three months and counting after cutting his ankle monitor and skipping a jury verdict on his latest drug trafficking charges.
Surrey RCMP said Nazarek is still at large and noted its role is to assist Fort St. John RCMP in his capture. The local detachment, however, has no new updates on the fugitive.
Nazarek, 50, cut his ankle monitor and went on the run just before a BC Supreme Court appearance in Vancouver on June 29. The next day, a jury found him guilty on six counts of trafficking and four counts of illegal weapons possession after police raided his home in Fort St. John in 2018.
Nazarek pleaded not guilty to the drug charges and was released on strict bail conditions to a halfway house in Surrey in March, including a requirement to wear the ankle bracelet.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued, with Nazarek wanted on new charges of mischief, failing to appear, and breaching release orders.
During the raid on Nazarek's home in 2018, RCMP seized 800 fentanyl tablets as well as carfentanil, cocaine, meth, heroin, five loaded firearms, and $38,000 in cash.
Nazarek was previously convicted and sentenced to 40 months in prison after police raided his home and seized more than 2,000 fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycontin in December 2013.