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Las Vegas man sentenced for possessing firearms, dealing drugs

Las Vegas man sentenced for possessing firearms, dealing drugs

CREATED Jul 23, 2014

A Las Vegas man well-known to local police because of his lengthy criminal history and street gang affiliations, was sentenced to 155 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release.

Ryan Walton, aka Ryan McLemore, 32, of Las Vegas, was sentenced on Wednesday. Walton pleaded guilty in April to three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of use or possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense.

Walton, who has been connected to the Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen, has had four drug convictions, four firearm-related convictions, and three violent crime convictions in Clark County since 2001.

According to the defendant's guilty plea agreement, three of the counts of conviction resulted from an incident on Sept. 26, 2007, when Las Vegas detectives executed a search warrant at his residence and found cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a rifle.

Two more counts of conviction resulted from incidents on Dec. 22 and Dec. 27, 2010, in which LVMPD detectives and Nevada Division of Parole and Probation Officers executed a search of the vehicle Walton drove, and found two semi-automatic handguns and several loaded extended ammunition magazines, body armor, cocaine, marijuana, and drug distribution paraphernalia.

The last count of conviction resulted from an incident on Aug. 8, 2012, when North Las Vegas Police Department Officers made contact with Walton as he was driving with a suspended license, and found two semi-automatic handguns in the vehicle, both of which had been reported as stolen.