The Montebello mayor’s husband was arrested for selling drugs and the mayor is shocked because she had no idea that her husband was involved in anything like this. A little more than a month ago the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received information from Montebello police that Ruben Guerrero, 44, was selling drugs. This is when they started their investigation.
Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez said she was “disappointed” and much “like everyone else, shocked.” Cortez was at home with her children when a search warrant was served and the house was searched. The search warrant also extended to Cortez’s grandmother’s house. It is not known if drugs were found at either of the two homes searched. Cortez said it was unfortunate that her grandmother’s home was linked to this investigation, according to the LA Times on Oct. 17.
Cortez and her children were the only ones at home when the search warrant was issued and law enforcement searched the home. This must be a very uncomfortable situation for Cortez who as the mayor and a mother has vowed to fight against drugs.
If the police charges stick, this would mean it was going on in her home without her knowledge, making this an even more embarrassing situation to be in. Police were clear that the mayor's husband was the only one suspected of illegal drug sales, so this should not reflect on Cortez. Unfortunately being in public office, this will probably follow her around for a while.
Guerrero was arrested at about 6 a.m. leaving his home and he was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs near a school on Thursday. He was released on $60,000 bond. He was allegedly witnessed selling drugs near a school not far from his home. Police said he is expected of selling meth and other narcotics. They described him as a "low-level" drug dealer who works out of his home.
Guerrero will face charges in court on Monday. Police said that he was the only one in the household suspected of selling drugs.