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Sentence in Largest Gun Theft Case in Montana

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It is said to be the largest gun theft in Montana history, and now, two Billings men will serve the maximum sentence for the crime.

A federal judge sentenced Benjamin McCheseny and John Romero to 10 years in prison.

Back in August of 2010, the two men stole 136 firearms from Con-Way Freight in Billings.

Federal officials say McChesney, Romero and others drove to California to trade the guns for drugs, and some of those stolen guns were recovered.

Authorities captured McChesney in Mexico and he was returned to Billings while Romero was already serving time in federal prison on prior firearms convictions.