F Troop Gangster Selling Meth, Guns In Orange County Learns Fate

Ismael Luna must have been excited in August 2012, when he found a buyer in Santa Ana for a MAC-10 gun and 28.3 grams of methamphetamine for $1,900.

But the buyer was a confidential informant working for the Santa Ana Gang Task Force.

When Luna (a.k.a "Sherman") returned to make the sale, he stated he couldn't retrieve the weapon, though he did bring 27.7 grams of meth for $820.

Five days later, he sold the snitch another batch of the narcotic for $850, and found himself under arrest.

Assistant United States Attorney Amanda N. Liskamm believed the punishment should be 188 months in prison because Luna sold "one of the most dangerous and destructive street drug" and got caught actually selling a 45-caliber Colt pistol and a Russian 7.62-caliber SKS firearm during a period of months.

The defendant's extensive rap-sheet was also bothersome. Prior to the present case, he'd suffered 13 other adult convictions, including committing eight burglaries, vehicular theft, grand theft, firearm possession and narcotics use. In a 1985 carjacking, he threatened to shoot his victim. When he's been released back into society on parole, he's committed at least 13 violations and been tied to criminal street gangs (F Troop and 2nd Street Sharks) targeted in law enforcement's "Smoking Aces" undercover operation.

Luna's defense lawyer argued for a term of no more than 120 months of incarceration.

But this week inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford determined the appropriate punishment is 130 months (or about 94,000 hours) plus a term of supervised probation for four years upon his release from prison.

The 48-year-old drug dealer is now living inside the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.

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I wonder if he will be going to the luxurious federal lockup Former sheriff Carona went to?

JGlanton topcommenter

14 strikes and yer out.

paullucas714 topcommenter

1st paragraph 4th line Once should read Ounce


He should have been sentenced to life in prison without parole or better yet the death penalty.

MatthewTCoker topcommenter

If they had been meth guns that shot out meth or were made of meth, that would've been something ...

JGlanton topcommenter


No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Once is.

Anyway something don't add up between the first deal and the second deal. Something went up the nose I suppose.

fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter


Hmm...well, if folks who sell illegal drugs and illegally sell firearms should be given life in prison or the death penalty then why aren't certain former members of the CIA and the Reagan administration rotting in jail...or on death row?

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