The V.I. Police Department on Saturday arrested 36-year-old Ronald Lopez of Castle Burke on St. Croix, charging him with carrying a firearm openly or concealed and simple possession of a controlled substance.
The arrest was a result of the territory-wide Virgin Islands Crime Initiative, police said.
According to the police report, at about 6:49 p.m. Sept. 5, Lopez was found with a firearm and marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop on the Melvin Evans Highway near East Airport Road.
Bail for Lopez was set at $50,000. He was unable to post bail and was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.