Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced six years in prison | What happened?
Fatty Wap is a famous rapper (Image via Instagram / @fettywap1738)

According to CNN, rapper Fetty Wap, a famous singer, rapper, and songwriter of the USA, has been arrested and given a six-year prison term. Rapper Willie Junior Maxwell II, from Paterson, New Jersey, was one of six co-defendants who entered a guilty plea after being charged with planning to conduct some illegal activities.

“Maxwell served as a kilogram-level redistributor,” a press statement from U.S. District Attorney Breon Peace stated. The minimum prison term for Maxwell’s crime was five years, and the prosecution suggested a sentence of seven to nine.

According to the press release, U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert gave him a five-year post-release monitoring order along with his stipulated prison term on Wednesday morning.

What exactly happened to Fetty Wap?

Fatty has recently been arrested
Fatty has recently been arrested (Image via Associated Press)

Even though Fetty Wap became famous after he recorded Trap Queen and sealed a record deal with 300 Entertainment, he recently became infamous due to a heinous incident.

The rapper Fetty Wap, best known for the 2015 song Trap Queen, which is about drug-fueled love, was given a six-year sentence for running a cross-country drug trafficking organization. He was dealing and distributing cocaine and other illegal and banned narcotics.

The rapper was one of many defendants accused of participating in a ring that distributed over 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine throughout Long Island and New Jersey. He was also found guilty of doing so.

Shortly before he was set to perform in a performance at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team, he was arrested.

Maxwell was initially caught in October 2021. He was then charged with conspiring with five other defendants to smuggle over 100kg (220lbs) of banned substances, which included a certain amount of drugs.

He did that from the west coast to the east coast between June 2019 and June 2020. Prosecutors said that the plan involved transporting drugs from these specific regions. They planned to store the items there before being distributed to particular regions and centers. Two of Maxwell’s co-defendants are also guilty of their crimes and awaiting punishment.

Court documents claim that the organization shipped drugs from the West Coast to Suffolk County, New York. There they were held before being distributed to traffickers. They even used the U.S. Postal Service and vehicles with covert compartments to do this dirty job.

Cyntje is accused of moving kilograms of cocaine between the two areas. As a “kilogram-level redistributor” for the company, Maxwell was described.

During the course of the investigation, search warrants were used to uncover nearly $1.5 million in cash. The investigators also discovered 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl tablets, and numerous guns.

Fetty Wap’s reaction

Fetty clearly regrets his actions and his decisions. During his sentencing on May 24, 2023, he reportedly said, as reported by the Associated Press, “Me being selfish in my pride put me in this position today.”

At the sentencing hearing, Maxwell gave his statement. “I hurt my community, people who look up to me,” he said. “My family and myself. I am truly sorry for any pain I caused,” he added.

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