Perris city councilman arrested on meth charges

Julio Rodriguez, 28, was arrested on methamphetamine charges in a Perris hotel room Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
A member of the Perris City Council was arrested on methamphetamine charges Tuesday morning.

Perris police say Julio Rodriguez, 28, appeared to be under the influence when they found him in a hotel room on the 500 block of Redlands Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

Officers were responding to report of a theft. They also found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine during the course of the investigation.

Rodriguez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $5,000.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact Perris Police Investigator Pluimer at (951) 210-1000.

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