Update: Fetty Wap Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

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Update: Fetty Wap Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Update: (May 24, 2023): Fetty Wap will be behind bars for a little while longer.

According to reports, The “Trap Queen” rapper was sentenced today ( May 24) to six years in federal prison for trafficking narcotics. You may recall that in August, Fetty Wap — real name Willie Maxwell II — pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

He was initially arrested at a New York music festival in October 2021. Fetty Wap and his associates were charged with conspiring to possess and distribute over 100 kilos of controlled substances — including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine — across New Jersey and Long Island starting in 2019. At first, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on bond.

However, after prosecutors claimed he displayed a firearm and threatened to kill someone during a FaceTime call, his $500,000 bond was revoked and he eventually changed his plea to guilty. The 31-year-old entertainer has been in custody since then.

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Original story: (Aug. 22, 2022):  Fetty Wap (real name Willie Maxwell II) has pleaded guilty to his alleged crimes.

The “Trap Queen” rapper entered a guilty plea on Monday (August 22) to a charge of conspiring to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine. He now faces up to 40 years in prison.

Fetty Wap reportedly told the judge,

“I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine.”

The rapper’s lawyer, Elizabeth Macedonio, told reporters outside the courtroom that the plea is “standard” and her client is not cooperating with law enforcement. Elizabeth Macedonio said,

“He’s not cooperating. I want that to be very, very clear.”

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As previously reported, Fetty Wap and a correctional officer were among six people arrested on drug charges for allegedly participating in drug trafficking in Long Island and the rapper’s native New Jersey. In addition to 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin and fentanyl tablets, the Federal Bureau of Investigation also confiscated $1.5 million in cash from the bust.

Fetty Wap was arrested by the FBI in New Jersey on August 8 for allegedly violating the conditions of his parole by flashing a gun during a FaceTime call. The rapper’s possession of the firearm violated the conditions put in place when he was released from custody on a $500K bond following the drug charge in October 2021.

The rapper was allegedly labeled a “rat,” or a snitch by one of his “opps” and in response, he threatened to kill the man and everyone president during the exchange.

Prosecutors reportedly told the judge on Aug. 22 that they would offer substantial evidence, including witness testimony and video footage that showed Fetty Wap “out here on Long Island,” if the case goes to trial.

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Authored by: S. G.