Well, that didn't end well for him.
Luis Manuel Tapia, the leader of the Colonia Chiques street gang in Oxnard, CA, "was sentenced to life without parole in federal prison, plus an additional 55-year consecutive term, for his conviction on a host of narcotics and weapons offenses" as reported by Cecilia Wong for KEYT:
Tapia was the leader of the Colonia Chiques and was one of Ventura County's most notorious criminals, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors. Tapia "was a prolific and versatile poly-drug (methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine) trafficker [who] owed a significant part of his authority to his direct connection to the Mexican Mafia," according to the court document that discusses Tapia's importation of high-quality narcotics from Mexico that allowed him to engage in transactions worth as much as $1 million.
It's only fun until prison.