KC man sentenced for heroin ring that led to death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man was sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for participating in a drug trafficking ring that led to a man’s death.

Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Matthew Davis was sentenced Monday for distributing heroin, cocaine and other drugs in the Kansas City region for more than 10 years.

Joshua Webb died in 2002 from heroin given to him by the drug ring.

Davis and a co-defendant, 34-year-old Timothy Kirlin were convicted of conspiracy in April. Kirlin was sentenced last week to life in prison.

Prosecutors say Kirlin obtained heroin and cocaine in Dallas and Davis distributed the drugs.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/11stbQZ ) Davis previously pleaded guilty to abandoning the corpse of his girlfriend, Amber McGathey, when she died of a drug overdose in 2004.


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