For Immediate Release
Regional Narcotics Unit Detectives Arrest Two on Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
On September 28, 2022, Detectives with the Regional Narcotics Unit (RNU) arrested Reno residents William Nunez and Luis Zepeda-Partida for drug trafficking and weapons charges.
In September of 2022, RNU Detectives assisted Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with an investigation related to the suspicious overdose and death of a female found on Sugar Hill Drive in Sun Valley. The investigation revealed evidence of Nunez staging the crime scene prior to the arrival of first responders. Further investigation revealed Nunez to be actively involved in the sale and trafficking of high levels of multiple narcotics.
On September 28, 2022, RNU detectives located Nunez and Zepeda-Partida at a local casino and arrested both individuals based off the joint investigations by the Regional Narcotics Unit and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit. During the investigation, RNU Detectives were able to recover approximately twelve (12) pounds of methamphetamine as well as trafficking levels of cocaine and fentanyl. Both individuals were also found in possession of firearms.
Nunez was charged with Offering False Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales, Trafficking of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Zepeda-Partida was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales, Trafficking of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
If anyone has any further information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit at (775) 328-3320. Refer to case #WC22-4836.
The Regional Narcotics Unit is comprised of Detectives from the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, University of Nevada Police Department, Nevada National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.
Luis Zepeda-Partida (DOB 5/4/1989)
William Nunez (DOB 8/28/1993)
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.