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October 26, 2014

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Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs

A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of supervised release, for possessing firearms and dealing cocaine, according to the Department of Justice.

Ryan Walton, 32, who also goes by the name Ryan McLemore, pleaded guilty 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, the department said.

The convictions came from four incidents in which law enforcement conducted a search on Walton's vehicle or residence.

On Sept. 26, 2007, a search warrant executed by Metro Police revealed cocaine, a rifle and drug paraphernalia at Walton's home, the department said.

On Dec. 22, 2010, and Dec. 27, 2010, a search of Walton's vehicle, executed by Metro detectives and parole officers, revealed two semi-automatic handguns with ammunition magazines, body armor, cocaine, marijuana and drug distribution paraphernalia.

On Aug. 8, 2012, North Las Vegas Police officers found two stolen semi-automatic handguns in Walton's car after they stopped him for driving with a suspended license, the department said.

Walton was convicted of his first offense in Clark County in 2001.

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