Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty In Drug-Trafficking Case, Faces 5 Years In Prison
Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty Monday (Aug. 22) to his role in a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking ring. He is now facing five years in prison, NY Daily News reports.
Federal authorities have labeled the rapper, born William Junior Maxwell II, “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.” He allegedly sold drugs between June 2019 and June 2020. Five other suspects were also charged in the conspiracy.
The plea came before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, who had revoked his bond and sent him to jail two weeks ago, NBC News reports. No sentencing date was immediately set. Locke made the decision after the rapper violated the terms of his pretrial release when he threatened to kill a man and showed a firearm over FaceTime in 2021.
Court documents obtained by the outlet revealed that “the government obtained a video recording of a FaceTime call in which Fetty Wap threatened an unnamed individual on Dec. 11, 2021. He pointed the gun at the individual and said, ‘Imma kill you and everybody you with,’ as well as ‘I’m gonna kill you,’ which he repeated several times during the call.”
The “Trap Queen” rapper was initially arrested last October on charges alleging he participated in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs into the New York City area.