A long-time associate of the Dhak crime group, Ryan Gregory Milliard, 30, has been convicted of two counts of possession of a prohibited / restricted firearm with ammunition.

Milliard was arrested by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia for breach of recognizance on March 20. A search warrant executed at his residence where he was residing contrary to his bail conditions on a previous charge led to the seizure of firearms and drugs. This included several ounces of cocaine, marijuana, two loaded semi-automatic pistols, and about $120,000 in cash.

Milliard was sentenced on Monday to a total of 44 months and 15 days. He was given credit for pre-sentence time in custody of eight months and 15 days, resulting in a total of 36 months in custody he must serve.

At the time of his arrest in March, CFSEU-BC spokesperson Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said: “This arrest will have a significant impact on the Dhak crime group and will assist greatly in the disruption of their ongoing criminal activity, which began with the arrests in the Jonathan Bacon murder.”

A month earlier, the CFSEU-BC had arrested Jujhar Khun Khun, Jason McBride and Mike Jones on Project E-Nitrogen, an 18-month investigation into the murder of Jonathan Bacon, and attempted murder of four of his associates on August 14, 2011, in Kelowna.