Fetty Wap has entered a guilty plea for his role in a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring. The New Jersey native was previously facing life in prison for his crimes, but will now face a minimum of five years.
According to a report the New York Daily News published on Monday, August 22, Fetty Wap, born William Junior Maxwell II, pled guilty after he was charged last October for conspiring to sell a massive amount of drugs in New Jersey and Long Island. Authorities charged the rapper and five other suspects for planning to bring “more than 100 kilos of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine” from the West Coast to the tri-state area.
The scheme reportedly involved using the U.S Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to move the drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they would be stored for distributors to sell in New York and New Jersey. The Feds pinned Fetty Wap as “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization” after the rapper reportedly sold drugs from June 2019 to June 2020.
After he was charged in October, the “Trap Queen” spitta was released on a $500,000 bond after he added his Georgia home to his bail package. He wore an ankle monitor but required permission from federal prosecutors to travel for work purposes. However, his bail was revoked earlier this month after Fetty Wap reportedly waved what authorities believed to be a gun at a man on FaceTime last December and said “Imma kill you and everybody you with.”
Initially, Fetty Wap was facing life in prison for his conspiracy to possess and distribute charges. However, due to his recent plea, he will face a minimum of five years. The prosecution may also request additional time added to his sentence. As of this report, a sentencing hearing had not be scheduled.
Written by: Broadcast HipHop Network
Copyright ©2023 Broadcast HipHop Radio and Television Stations Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcast HipHop Networks LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.