Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

Rapper Fetty Wap faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.

Fetty Wap has pled guilty to federal drug charges on Monday (August 22) in Long Island. According to Rolling Stone, the rapper, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell, pled guilty one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute “more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey” starting in 2019.

With the rapper referred to as a “kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization,” five other suspects were also charged in the conspiracy. Among those charged included 23-year-old correctional officer Anthony Cyntje. Maxwell intially pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was released on a a $500,000 secured bond several days after his October 2021 arrest.

Ten months after being arrested at Rolling Loud New York, Maxwell remains in custody after his bond was revoked on August 8 after allegedly displaying a gun and threatening to kill someone during a FaceTime call last year. A recording of the FaceTime call, filmed in December 2021, was turned in to the government.

“During this video, the defendant is shown holding a gun and pointing it toward the defendant,” the affidavit stated. “The defendant then says to John Doe, ‘Imma kill you and everybody you with,’ which he then repeats one more time.”

Maxwell faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and maximum of 40 years in prison. The New Jersey-born rapper was


Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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