NHP: Hit-and-run suspect had cocaine, loaded gun, cash on him

Victor Rafael Lopez booking photo from Washoe County jail. Nevada Highway Patrol photo.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Nevada Highway Patrol reports the suspect in a hit-and-run ended up having a loaded gun, more than three-quarters of an ounce of cocaine and cash on him when they found him.

On Saturday morning the NHP tweeted photos of the gun, cash, cocaine and scales from the arrest along with a description of the events. The suspect is not involved in the Wooster High School hit-and-run case.

“While you were sleeping, Reno graveyard Troopers were looking for a hit-and-run vehicle. It was located, along with the driver who was arrested for suspicion of DUI. But wait, it gets better,” the NHP said in one tweet.

“They also found two scales, plastic baggies for sales, 22.68 grams of cocaine, cash, and a concealed loaded firearm. If you were expecting to receive any of these items, sorrynotsorry. #youcantdothathere #notonourwatch,” the second tweet said.

The NHP booked Victor Rafael Lopez, 26, on several charges, including driving under the influence, hit and run, driving with a suspended license and without insurance, possessing a gun while under the influence and drug charges.

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Nevada Highway Patrol photo from Victor Rafael Lopez arrest.