Rochester, NY -- The sentence is 30 years in prison for a key figure in the so-called Chain Gang -- a violent Rochester drug trafficking ring also known as the Wolfpack.
Federal prosecutors say the gang operated around Chamberlain and Garson avenues.
Russell "T.J." Hampton was convicted by a jury of conspiracy to engage in racketeering, murder, attempted murder and weapons possession. In all, 19 members of the gang were indicted.
Hampton's co-defendant at trial, Dearick Smith, was sentenced last month to 50 years in prison.