ROCHESTER – A Jamestown man was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that used members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club to move methamphetamine between California and Western New York, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul on Wednesday.
Gordon L. Montgomery, 57, was convicted of intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
The investigation revealed that Montgomery was responsible for traveling to California on two occasions in 2007 and obtaining quantities of methamphetamine from Richard W. Mar, the President of the Hell’s Angels in Monterey, Calif. and transporting it to Western New York to be distributed, the statement said.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, the defendant made the trips to California on behalf of two co-conspirators, James H. McCauley Jr., the then vice-president of the Hell’s Angels in Rochester and McCauley’s wife, Donna Boon. He said the couple sent Montgomery on both trips, paying for his airfare and a $1,000 fee for each trip. Montgomery obtained and transported between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine on the two trips, he said.
Hochul said Mar, McCauley and Boon, also have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing in the trafficking case.