San Jacinto Council faces dilemma with felony arrest of elected councilmember

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San Jacinto City Councilman Joel Lopez’, pictured here in an Aug. 5, mugshot, arrest has created a dilemma for the City Council. Valley News/Courtesy photo
With the recent arrest of San Jacinto Council Member Joel Lopez, who is facing charges for numerous felonies, the San Jacinto City Council is now left with four members. His arrest will create a dilemma for the Council should Lopez be found guilty. Lopez, who was indicted in June on felony counts of conspiracy and maintaining an unlawful marijuana facility in San Jacinto, as well as misdemeanor counts of selling cannabis without a permit and failure to file a sales and use tax return with the state, was arrested again Aug. 5, after police identified him as a suspect in a domestic violence case. During the investigation into two separate domestic violence incidents, one in Los Angeles July 31 and a second in San Jacinto, Aug. 5, investigators from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station
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