B.C. mom asks son to surrender to police

Young man wanted in connection to large Chilliwack drug bust

The mother of a young man wanted in connection to a massive drug bust in the Lower Mainland is appealing to her son to give himself up.

Keri Anne Nolasco-Padia was replying to a comment about the drug bust on the Chilliwack Progress’ website.

“I need the public’s help to find him and turn himself in before it’s too late,” she writes.

Wanted is Antonio Dillan Nolasco-Padia. A province-wide warrant has been issued for 21-year-old following a raid of two Chilliwack locations that turned up four kilograms of cocaine, and quantities of heroin and fentanyl. Police also confiscated $130,000 in cash, along with a collection of firearms.

Another young man, Lucas Benjamin Thiessen, 23, is facing trafficking and weapons-related charges and remains in custody.

Thiessen is well-known to police. In 2016, he was arrested following a lengthy investigation that led to the seizure of eight firearms, prohibited magazines, silencers, and more than $200,000 in cash. Also seized was more than $2 million worth of drugs, which included a large quantity of fentanyl.

Nolasco-Padia is also known to police. Although he was originally taken into custody following the most recent drug raid, he was released. Following further investigation, he now faces a charge of possessing a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking.

His mother, Keri Anne, says her son’s life is in danger and urges him to get a lawyer and contact police.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Morning Start: Water can freeze and boil at the same time

Your morning start for Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hunting cabins were built west of Summerland

Area around Darke Lake was once known as the Piggeries

Penticton Public Library opens with limited hours

Library was closed for nearly five months due to COVID-19

Dry Lake wildfire now classified as held

Wildfire was burning out of control north of Princeton for three days

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen pays nearly $8 million in wages

Figures included in latest Statement of Financial Information

VIDEO: B.C. conservation officers free not-so-wily coyote with head stuck in jar

Poor pup was found with a glass jar stuck on its head in Maple Ridge

‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

In July, Parliament approved a $600 payment for people with disabilities facing additional expenses during COVID-19

Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C

B.C. will work to improve land management and restore traditional place names in areas of cultural significance

Father recounts narrow escape from Shuswap houseboat fire

Saskatchewan group overwhelmed by kindness of Sicamous, Salmon Arm communities

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Merritt man arrested after allegedly touching children inappropriately

Skylar Mcleod, 24, is facing six charges, including one for sexual interference

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

Most Read