Fetty Wap, seen here in 2019, pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy case.
In the prosecutor’s office, a federal jury convicted him of conspiring to possess or distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
His most famous single is the Grammy-nominated single, “Trap Queen,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015. After this, Fetty Wap signed with 300 Entertainment. Two top 10 hits followed in the U.S., “679” (featuring Remy Boyz) and “My Way” (remixed by Drake). A trio of these songs appeared on Fetty Wap’s debut album, released in September 2015, which topped the chart on Billboard 200.
There has not yet been a determined date for the defendant’s sentencing. But an attorney for the rapper asked for an expedited sentencing date, a spokesperson for the United States Attorney’s Office said.
The “Wake Up” In October, the artist was indicted and arrested on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge along with five others. Under his release conditions, he got released on $500,000 bail. Still, he revoked it in December after prosecutors alleged he violated the terms by threatening someone with a gun and holding it during a FaceTime call.
U.S. District Attorney Breon Peace announced in October that both defendants had been “deliberately contributing to the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities and taken too many lives.” In addition, a new assistant director of the FBI’s New York field office, Michael Driscoll, said, “the fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become.”
He pleaded guilty to a charge that carries a mandatory prison sentence of five years and a maximum prison sentence of 87 and 108 months, depending on various factors.
An indictment alleges that Fetty Wap transported and distributed drugs on Long Island, including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, under the name Willie Junior Maxwell II.
Maxwell got arrested on Aug. 8. after the FaceTime incident, Maxwell allegedly told the man he pointed a gun at, “kill you and everybody you with,” a police affidavit states said.
The bail conditions stated that Maxwell “must not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon.” Another condition said that he “must not violate any federal, state or local law.”