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Report: Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charge, faces minimum of 5 years in prison

Prosecutors accused Fetty Wap and his associates of selling vast amounts of drugs in Long Island and New Jersey.

August 22, 2022
Report: Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charge, faces minimum of 5 years in prison Fetty Wap. Photo by Meron Menghistab for The FADER  

Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, according to reports in the Associated Press and the New York Daily News. The plea carries a minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum of 40, Rolling Stone reports.

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In October 2021, Fetty Wap (born Willie Junior Maxwell II) was one of six individuals arrested prior to his performance at Rolling Loud New York. The Eastern District of New York alleged in a statement that Maxwell and his associates “distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey” with Fetty Wap himself named as "a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization." Had Fetty Wap taken the case to trial, he was facing up to life in prison.

After his arrest, Fetty Wap was released on $500,000 bond. A judge revoked the bond and sent the rapper back to prison after he was recorded in December appearing to brandish a gun on a video phone call while issuing violent threats.

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The FADER has reached out to Fetty Wap's representative for more information.

Report: Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charge, faces minimum of 5 years in prison