Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges And Faces A Minimum Five-Year Prison Sentence


Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges And Faces A Minimum Five-Year Prison Sentence

Fetty Wap pled guilty to conspiracy to deliver and carry dangerous drugs in a federal court in New York on Monday. Willie Junior Maxwell II, the hip-hop star's official name, was charged in September 2021 for allegedly plotting to distribute heroin and fentanyl on Long Island.
He now faces a required minimum term of five years in prison after his bail was revoked earlier this month.

Maxwell was jailed on October 28, 2021, at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in Queens, New York, on drug-related conspiracy charges including heroin and fentanyl. He was accused of conspiring to distribute and possess illegal narcotics on Long Island and in New Jersey with five people, including a New Jersey prison officer.

"As alleged, the defendants transported, distributed, and sold more than 100 kilograms of deadly and addictive drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, on Long Island, knowingly contributing to the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities and taken far too many lives," US Attorney Breon Peace claimed in a declaration when the charges were announced last year.

On Nov. 5, 2021, he was released on a $500,000 bail, but he was caught in New Jersey on Aug. 8 on allegations of violating the terms of his pre-trial release. According to federal authorities, the rapper showed a pistol and threatened to murder someone during a FaceTime chat on December 11, 2021. 

In court papers, the rapper was identified as "John Doe." "... In the call, the defendant possessed a gun, threatened to kill him, and called an individual a 'rat,' despite the fact that this was a direct violation of both state law and the conditions of his release," said an affidavit sworn by FBI special agent Derek Wonderland.

According to the affidavit, the FBI gained a video recording of the FaceTime call in which Fetty Wap "is shown holding a gun and pointing it towards John Doe."

"The defendant then says John Doe, "Imma kill you and everybody you're with," which he then repeats. The defendant then threatens John Doe, stating, 'I'm going to murder you,' a threat he repeats numerous times throughout the video chat "According to the affidavit