Los Angeles (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man suspected by US Marshals of dealing marijuana was tracked down and arrested in Los Angeles on Friday night.
When law enforcement agents approached the building Christopher Dix was in, he tried running, but they were able to keep him contained.
Police confirm that a NewsChannel 9 viewer's tip led to the arrest.
According to US Marshals, Dix was suspected of moving large amounts of marijuana in the Syracuse area. He was on federal probation awaiting trial when he vanished, according to law enforcement.
Fugitive of the Week: Suspected drug dealer disappears
May 24, 2011
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - This week's fugitive is a suspected marijuana dealer wanted on federal charges, but he seems to have vanished.
Deputy U.S. Marshals are On the Lookout for 27-year-old Christopher Dix, who is supposed to be reporting to federal probation until his trial. He was arrested at the end of November for selling marijuana.
"He was involved in moving large amounts of marijuana in the Syracuse area," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Julie Gossin. "He was abiding by his probation for several months, up until seven weeks ago, he went off the grid."
Dix was last seen seven weeks ago. His last known address was on Roosevelt Avenue, off Euclid in the Syracuse University area. He's worked at local restaurants and for a local contractor. He also has ties out of state in Florida and Nevada.
Anyone who may know where Dix is should call the Deputy U.S. Marshals at 473-7625. All calls can remain confidential.
"He has a lot of family and friends here, maybe someone would know if he did flee the state, where he went, who he is and anything that could help us figure out where he is staying right now," said Gossin.
Dix has brown hair, brown eyes, is 5' 11" tall and weighs 185 pounds.