RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A Richmond gang leader has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug and gun convictions.
U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride's office says 36-year-old Quincy L. Burrell was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Richmond. Burrell had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In court papers, Burrell admitted he was a leader of the Nine Trey Gang. Members are organized into "line-ups," and Burrell controlled several line-ups in Virginia and elsewhere. In his position, Burrell reported to two so-called "godfathers" in New York.
Burrell stated that nearly every member of the NTG in Virginia was involved in narcotics distribution. Members who improperly managed drug proceeds were subject to loss of rank or a 31-second beating.