A Fresno man was sentenced in federal court to nearly 22 years in prison on drug, weapons, and sex-trafficking charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Carlos Montano, 29, known as “Loco,” was a Fresno Bulldogs gang member who distributed large amounts of crystal methamphetamine in the Fresno area, often using others to sell the drug, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said in a news release.
Ties to Sex Trafficking
Montano played a role in sex trafficking of women in several cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and New York. On two occasions, he fled from officers trying to apprehend him.
He was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months behind bars by Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill of U.S. District Court in Fresno. In addition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Fresno Police Department, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and county District Attorney’s Office played a role in the investigation and prosecution of Montano.