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Husband Of Montebello's Mayor Arrested

Husband Of Montebello's Mayor Arrested

MONTEBELLO (CNS) - The husband of Montebello's mayor was arrested today  on suspicion of selling drugs.

Ruben Guerrero, 44, was arrested about 7 a.m. as he left his home in the  1500 block of Los Angeles Avenue, according to the sheriff's department.

Guerrero was booked on suspicion of sales of methamphetamine and sales  of narcotics near a school, sheriff's officials said. Bail was set at $60,000,  and he remained in custody early this afternoon.

Warrants were served this morning at two homes, one in the 1500 block of  Los Angeles Avenue, and the other in the 1600 block of Los Angeles Avenue,  according to the sheriff's department.

Guerrero is the husband of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez. Montebello  city officials referred inquiries to the sheriff's department.

Earlier this year, Montebello City Councilman Frank Gomez sought a  restraining order against Guerrero, claiming he had been twice threatened by  the mayor's husband -- once on the phone and once during a council meeting, the  San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.

According to the paper, Guerrero allegedly left a threatening message on  the phone of Gomez's girlfriend in June 2012. He allegedly threatened Gomez  again during a November 2012 council meeting, lashing out the councilman and  telling him, ``Pick on my wife in front of me and see what happens,'' the paper  reported.

Guerrero admitted to the Tribune that he made the statements, saying  Gomez ``has been disrespecting my wife for the last two years.''

                

 

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