Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years in prison for drug trafficking
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
Rapper Fetty Wap was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that covered parts of Long Island and New Jersey with cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine.
Prosecutors said the 31-year-old hip-hop star, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was a kilogram-level redistributor for the drug trafficking organization.
The drugs were obtained from the West Coast and brought to the East Coast either by mail or by drivers with hidden vehicle compartments to transport the drugs to Suffolk County, New York, where they were stored, prosecutors said.
The drugs were then distributed to dealers, who sold them on Long Island and New Jersey, prosecutors say.
The rapper pleaded guilty in August in federal court in New York to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
Maxwell was arrested on October 28, 2021 during the Rolling Loud Music Festival in Queens, New York, on charges related to the drug trafficking conspiracy. He was charged along with five other people, including a New Jersey corrections officer, in the case.
Former prison officer Anthony Cyntje was sentenced in March to 72 months for his role in the plot. The other four defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.