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Man charged in freeway shooting accused of distributing myriad drugs

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Jimmy Alexis Lopez, 18, of West Valley City, who goes by the moniker “Savage,” was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and discharge of a firearm in connection with a shooting on the 2100 South freeway earlier this week.

Jimmy Alexis Lopez, 22, is pictured in this 2016 booking photo.

Salt Lake County Jail

WEST JORDAN — A man who served prison time on a federal weapons conviction is now facing numerous potential drug charges.

Jimmy Alexis Lopez, 22, was arrested early Wednesday by West Jordan police for investigation of 11 counts of distribution or arranging to distribute drugs, and two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.

An undercover police officer reported recently friended Lopez on Snapchat.

“Over the course of the past several weeks, I observed the suspect make multiple posts on nearly a daily basis offering and arranging to sell illegal narcotics,” a police booking affidavit states. “The illegal narcotics consisted of Ecstasy, MDMA, Adderall, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, cocaine, THC — vape cartridges, edibles and raw marijuana — DMT, Xanax, 2C-B and various other narcotics.”

Undercover officers bought LSD from Lopez and later served a search warrant on his residence, according to the affidavit.

“During the warrant service, distributable amounts of the above-listed narcotics were recovered. In addition to the narcotics, over $40,000 in cash was located inside the residence,” the affidavit states.

Lopez was arrested and later charged with attempted murder in connection with a gang-related retaliation shooting on state Route 201 in 2016. Lopez was accused of firing at least four shots at an 18-year-old driving on the freeway, forcing the car to drift off the road and crash into another vehicle.

Prosecutors were later forced to dismiss the case due to “witness issues,” according to court records.

He was convicted of a federal weapons charge in 2018.