The mayor of West Covina is under investigation by the Costa Mesa Police Department after he was found unconscious in a hotel room with controlled substances.
Police were called to the Holiday Inn Express on Newport Boulevard shortly after midnight on May 4 and found two people inside a room — including Mayor Mike Spence.
Spence was taken to a local hospital, but no arrests were made. The mayor has denied any wrongdoing.
Back in June 2016, Spence — then a city councilman — was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he crashed his car into a utility pole in Covina, leaving him with serious injuries.
Spence has spoken in the past about his struggles with addiction, according to reporting from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.