Meth trafficker sentenced to 6 years in prison

A California man admitted to trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement officials found roughly a pound of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Livingston.

Michael Romie Cervantes, 48, of Fresno, California, was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release.

According to court documents, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop of Cervantes’ vehicle on March 25, 2021. During the stop, the trooper suspected Cervantes and the passenger in the vehicle were involved in criminal activity. The trooper executed a search warrant and found a backpack with roughly one pound of meth inside in the vehicle.