Mayor’s husband arrested for drug dealing
October 19, 2013
The husband of Montebello’s mayor was arrested Thursday for dealing drugs near a school.
Ruben Guerrero, 44, allegedly sold methamphetamine and other narcotics near the Montebello Intermediate School, not far from his home.
Mayor Christina Cortez told the Los Angeles Times she was “very disappointed and, like everyone else, shocked.”
More than a month ago, Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure informed the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that the mayor’s husband was suspected of selling meth. Sheriff deputies made the arrest.
Last year, Montebello Fire Department arson investigators looked into a “suspicious” fire that burned Cortez’s Chevrolet Suburban.
Earlier this year, Montebello Councilman Frank Gomez unsuccessfully sought a restraining order against Guerrero. Gomez said the mayor’s husband had made threats.