El Rancho Viejo manager appears in court on drug accusations

first_imgThe owner of the El Rancho Viejo restaurant in Vancouver said Monday he had no idea one of his managers was allegedly distributing methamphetamine from the business.“I trusted him,” said Roberto Guitron, El Rancho Viejo’s owner. “This is really bad because I’m trying to clean up his mess.”Guitron was overseeing business at the restaurant Monday. Meanwhile, restaurant manager Ramon Lopez-Guitron, the owner’s cousin, made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court.Judge Daniel Stahnke set bail at $50,000 for Lopez-Guitron, 44, who is accused of three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and maintaining a drug dwelling.Lopez-Guitron will be arraigned Dec. 2. When asked whether he can afford his own attorney, he told the judge he expects to retain a lawyer.last_img read more