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Councilwoman’s Husband Pleads Guilty In Meth Case

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Ruben Guerrero (left), pictured here with Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez, was arrested on drug charges in October. (credit: City of Montebello)

Ruben Guerrero (left), pictured here with Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez, was arrested on drug charges in October. (credit: City of Montebello)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Montebello city councilwoman’s husband, arrested last year on suspicion of selling methamphetamine near a middle school, 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 Thursday to start the sentence.

The alleged crimes happened on Sept. 26, Oct. 2 and Oct. 15, according to prosecutors. Sheriff’s department officials say they captured audio and video recordings of the transactions.

Prosecutors said Guerrero sold meth to an undercover deputy near Montebello Intermediate School.

Montebello City Councilwoman Christina Cortez, who was serving as 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 Thursday.

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