Mayor's Husband Busted For Allegedly Selling Meth

A Southern California mayor's husband has been arrested for allegedly selling meth.

Ruben Guerrero, the husband of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez, was arrested Thursday morning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies on suspicion of sales of methamphetamine and sale of narcotics near a school.

"Of course I am very disappointed and like everyone else, shocked," Mayor Cortez said, NBC reports. "As an elected official, as a mother and daughter, I have stood behind the education of knowing the dangers of drugs. Today's events will not change that."

Authorities believe Guerrero was using his house as a base of operation to deal meth. Mayor Cortez was at home with their children when deputies served her with a search warrant, WebProNews reports. Authorites also searched Cortez’s 89-year-old grandmother's house.

Apparently, Guerrero has a bit of a history, as the Los Angeles Times reports:

In November 1999, he was convicted of driving under the influence.

Last year, arson investigators with the Montebello Fire Department investigated a "suspicious" fire that burned Cortez's Chevrolet Suburban. Cortez said the vehicle damaged in the early-morning fire on Sept. 28, 2012, was driven mostly by her husband, the Whittier Daily News reported.

This year, Montebello Councilman Frank Gomez sought a restraining order against Guerrero, saying the mayor's husband had made threats -- once through voicemail and once at a council meeting. The restraining order was denied in January, court records show.

Guerrero posted $60,000 bail by Thursday evening and was released from jail. He was the only suspect implicated.



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