Early Sunday morning at 4:14 am, Salinas Police found a car matching the description of a hit and run in the area of Madeira and Roosevelt Streets. When officers made contact with the driver, 21-year-old Ivan Munoz, they said they immediately smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a search. During the search, officers found a loaded .357 revolver handgun, 7 bindles of cocaine, a marijuana cigarette, a digital scale, and a high capacity magazine for a handgun.
Police say Munoz is a registered gang member. He was booked into the Monterey County Jail for an assortment of gun, drug and gang charges. The investigation revealed Munoz was not involved in the hit and run.