UPDATE: Montebello Councilwoman’s Husband Pleads Guilty in Meth Case

May 9, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

A Montebello city councilwoman’s husband, arrested last year on suspicion of selling methamphetamine near a middle school last year, pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug possession charge.  

Ruben Guerrero, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possessing methamphetamine for sale and admitted an allegation that the crime occurred within 1,000 feet of a school, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Guerrero is facing 180 days in county jail, 30 days of Caltrans work and five years of probation when he is sentenced May 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court. He was jailed today to start the sentence.

Guerrero was arrested Oct. 17 in a sting by the sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau near Montebello Intermediate School. Prosecutors said last year that Guerrero sold methamphetamine to an undercover deputy.

Montebello City Councilwoman Christina Cortez, the city’s mayor when Guerrero was arrested, said in published remarks last year that her husband’s arrest left her “very disappointed” and “shocked.”

She could not be reached for immediate comment. 

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