A 51-year-old Kansas City man known as Robin Hood was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for selling heroin and illegally possessing a firearm.
Robin M. Sims was sentenced in federal court as a career offender because of prior convictions, including one for second-degree murder.
Sims and a co-defendant, 52-year-old Amy E. Jones, were found guilty last year of conspiring to distribute heroin. Sims also was convicted of distribution of heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jones was sentenced in December to five years in prison.
Prosecutors said drugs and weapons were found during several searches of homes shared by Sims and Jones. During one search, officers saw Sims swallow a small plastic bag believed to contain heroin, prosecutors said.
In 1984, Sims was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of 24-year-old Olie Hamilton outside a Prospect Avenue liquor store.