U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
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September 12, 2014

Week in Review—Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

DISPOSITIONS:

  • Augustine L. Luna, 36, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. According to documents filed in this case, this investigation began with controlled buys of powder and crack cocaine and progressed with wiretaps of several cocaine suppliers. Augustine Luna was identified as a distributor in one of the drug supply networks. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, G-Net1, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, Allen County Drug Task Force, and the New Haven Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Joseph Luna, 37, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 135 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. According to documents filed in this case, this investigation began with controlled buys of powder and crack cocaine and progressed with wiretaps of several cocaine suppliers. Joseph Luna was identified as a distributor in one of the drug supply networks. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, G-Net, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, Allen County Drug Task Force, and the New Haven Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Narciso G. Soto, III, 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment, two years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of maintaining a drug involved premises. According to documents filed in this case, this investigation began with controlled buys of powder and crack cocaine and progressed with wiretaps of several cocaine suppliers. Narciso Soto was identified as operating a stash location for several of the distributors in one of the drug supply networks. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, G-Net, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, Allen County Drug Task Force, and the New Haven Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

1 G-NET is comprised of special agents and detectives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department, and its investigators work together in a task force environment to investigate the illegal activities of gangs and drug trafficking organizations in the Fort Wayne Division of the Northern District of Indiana.

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