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Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charges on Monday, given mandatory five-year sentence

On Monday, rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, which includes a mandatory five-year prison sentence.

Fetty Wap, real name Willie Maxwell, admitted he was involved in a massive drug trade, bringing drugs from the west coast to Long Island.

The rapper first caused a stir with his debut single “Trap Queen,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 2015.

The plea

The rapper’s appeal to Central Islip came before American judge Steven Locke.

Locke first lifted Fetty Wap’s bail and sent him to jail two weeks ago. After the plea, he was returned to prison where he will await sentencing. However, no date has yet been set.

Judge Steven Locke revoked a $500,000 bond (which was secured by his Georgia property) after prosecutors said he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call last year.

The threat violated the terms of Fetty Wap’s bail in his drug case.

Early arrest

Fetty Wap was originally arrested in October 2021 for her alleged involvement in a conspiracy to smuggle heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York area.

In 2019, the rapper was arrested in Las Vegas, where he allegedly assaulted three hotel casino employees.

Fetty Wap was previously arrested in November 2017 for drunk driving.

Police say he competed in an endurance race on a New York highway.

The sentence

The rapper pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, the highest charge against him.

However, Fetty Wap’s request was for cocaine only, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Federal sentencing guidelines say they will likely recommend more than two additional years in prison.

However, the plea spared Fetty Wap a possible life sentence if convicted of all the charges he faced.

Fetty Wap’s attorneys did not comment.


Between June 2019 and June 2020, Fetty Wap and five co-defendants were charged with conspiracy to not only possess but also distribute over 220 pounds of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine.

Two of the co-accused also pleaded guilty, and are currently awaiting the verdict.

Their plan involved using the United States Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to transport drugs from the West Coast to Long Island.

Prosecutors say the drugs were stored there for distribution to dealers in Long Island and New Jersey.


Rapper Fetty Wap faces at least 5 years in prison for drugs

Fetty Wap pleads guilty to conspiracy drug charge and faces minimum five-year prison sentence: reports