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.
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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.