Multiple Local Residents Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Three Springfield residents were sentenced on Aug. 6 for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Greene and Webster counties.

Demarko Hinkle, 28, and Victor Walton, 29, were sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Kimberly Robinson, 33, was sentenced to six years and five months in federal prison without parole.

The residents were sentenced in separate appearances. 

All three have pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in Greene and Webster counties from Jan. 1, 2012, to Feb. 25, 2016.

Hinkle and Walton admitted they traveled to St. Louis at least three times during the conspiracy and brought back approximately 12-14 grams of heroin each trip.

Hinkle was directly involved in the distribution of at least 133 grams of heroin, according to the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Walton and Hinkle also admitted they were in possession of a Dan Wesson Arms .22-caliber revolver and an Armscor of the Philippines .22-caliber rifle on April 28, 2015, when they did a drug transaction with an undercover officer.

Robinson admitted to selling heroin after Springfield Police executed a search warrant at her residence on June 12, 2013, and seized around .7 grams of heroin.

In March of 2018, officers executed another search warrant at two apartments associated with Robinson where they found a large amount of cash.

Robinson was arrested after she was found unresponsive in a public bathroom in possession of about .14 grams of heroin in her purse.

She admitted to directly distributing or obtaining for distribution in at least 50 grams of heroin during the conspiracy.

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