Egg Harbor Township fugitive caught in Nevada after 20 years 'on the run'

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Submitted/Zachary Sander Submitted/Zachary Sander EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township native wanted for more than 20 years on drug and conspiracy charges has been apprehended in Nevada, law enforcement officials announced on Thursday, May 6.

Fugitive Zachary Sander was captured Wednesday, May 7 after more than 20 years "on the run," the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

Sander, 58, is originally from Egg Harbor Township. In June of 1992, he was found guilty of first-degree charges involving heroin, cocaine, possession of controlled dangerous substances, and conspiracy. After the guilty verdict, Sander fled the area prior to his sentencing. A warrant has been out for his arrest since that time.

Detective Anthony Branca of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, was the lead detective in the case. His investigation turned up information about Sanders' whereabouts.

Sander was arrested without incident in Nye County, Nev., on a first-degree narcotics charge. He is being held in the Nye County jail, awaiting extradition to New Jersey, according to reports.

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