PERRIS (AP) — A Perris city councilman is facing five methamphetamine-related charges after he summoned police to a hotel to report a stolen iPad.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged 28-year-old Julio Cesar Rodriguez on Thursday with three felonies, including possession of methamphetamine.

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He was also charged with two misdemeanors, including being under the influence of meth.

The councilman called police to a hotel in June to report his city-issued iPad had been stolen.

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Investigators determined that Rodriguez was under the influence of meth and three glass smoking pipes were located in the motel room.

Investigators say the theft report stemmed from a dispute between Rodriguez and two men involving meth and store merchandise.

Rodriguez’s attorney told the Riverside Press-Enterprise he thought the case involved a small amount of drugs.

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