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On Monday, rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge carrying a mandatory five-year sentence.
Fetty Wap, real name Willie Maxwell, admitted he was involved in a massive drug trade, bringing drugs to Long Island from the West Coast.
The rapper first caused a stir with his debut single “Trap Queen”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015.
The rapper’s plea in Central Islip came before US Judge Steven Locke.
Locke first revoked Fetty Wap’s bond and sent him to jail two weeks ago.
After the plea, he was returned to prison where he will await sentencing. However, no date has yet been set.
Judge Steven Locke revoked the rapper’s $500,000 bail (which was secured by his Georgia property) after prosecutors said he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call last year.
The threat violated the terms of Fetty Wap’s bail in her drug case.
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Fetty Wap was originally arrested in October 2021 for her alleged involvement in a conspiracy to smuggle heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York area.
In 2019, the rapper was arrested in Las Vegas, where he allegedly assaulted three hotel-casino employees.
Previously, Fetty Wap was arrested for drunk driving in November 2017.
Police said he was participating in a drag race on a New York highway.
The rapper pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, the highest charge in an indictment against him.
However, Fetty Wap’s plea only referred to cocaine, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.
Federal sentencing guidelines suggest they will likely recommend more than two additional years in prison.
However, the plea spared Fetty Wap from a possible life sentence if convicted of all the charges he faced.
Fetty Wap’s attorneys did not comment.
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Between June 2019 and June 2020, Fetty Wap and five co-defendants were charged with conspiracy to not only possess but also distribute over 220 pounds of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine.
Two co-defendants also pleaded guilty. I am currently awaiting the sentence.
Their plan involved using the United States Postal Service and cars designed with hidden compartments to transport drugs from the west coast to Long Island.
Prosecutors say the drug was allegedly stored there for distribution to dealers in Long Island and New Jersey.
Rapper Fetty Wap faces at least 5 years in prison for drugs
Fetty Wap pleads guilty to conspiracy drug charge and faces minimum five-year prison sentence: reports