A Kansas City federal judge sentenced a Kansas City man Tuesday to life in prison for his part in a heroin smuggling conspiracy that resulted in one man’s death.
In April, jurors found Timothy L. Kirlin, 34, guilty of conspiring to distribute cocaine from 2002 to Feb. 3, 2012. Kirlin bought heroin and other drugs in Dallas and resold them in the Kansas City area, prosecutors said.
Jurors also convicted a Kansas City co-defendant, Matthew Davis, 48, of receiving cocaine and heroin from Kirlin and distributing it.
In March 2002, prosecutors alleged, Kirlin distributed heroin to Joshua Webb, who took the drugs and died.
Davis’ sentencing hearing began Tuesday and will continue Monday, prosecutors said.
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