December 8, 2016
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that former Nevada Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Kaleo Gedge, 25, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to one felony count of Furnishing a Controlled Substance to a State Prisoner and one felony count of Transport of a Controlled Substance, both category “B” felonies. In a prior hearing, Gedge pleaded guilty for his role in introducing a controlled substance, methamphetamine, into High Desert State Prison.
In September 2016, Gedge was arrested on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers and Investigators for the Nevada Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General seized 62 grams of methamphetamine during the traffic stop. The crime was uncovered by the Nevada Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General, and Nevada Department of Corrections Institutional Investigators through the surveillance of inmate phone calls.
“Today’s sentencing should send the message that no one is above the law, including law enforcement officers,” said Laxalt. “My Office will continue to partner with other state agencies in an effort to bring individuals who commit these crimes to justice, and ensure the safety of Nevada’s prisons and the public.”
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Eric Johnson sentenced Gedge to 18-48 months in prison.
This case was investigated by the Nevada Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted this case.
To view the criminal Information for Gedge, click here.
(Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)