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Fetty Wap is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs charge

Fetty Wap is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs charge

The rapper was arrested by the FBI last year

Fetty Wap is facing five years in prison after admitting to a drugs charge.

The rapper, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, is currently behind bars after breaking the conditions of his pre-trial bail.

The 31-year-old was arrested by the FBI on 28 October 2021 after it was alleged that he had attempted to smuggle huge amounts of drugs into the New York area.

At the time, the US Attorney’s Office revealed authorities seized a total of 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, five guns, and around $1.5 million in cash.

Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to a charge of drug trafficking.
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The arrest was carried out just hours before a scheduled appearance at Rolling Loud New York.

Wap was one of six people charged by the US attorney's office, and was described as a ‘kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization'.

It was alleged at the time that the group had used the US Postal Service to traffic drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were then redistributed to dealers on Long Island and in New Jersey

After a week behind bars, Wap was released on a $500,000 bond.

However, he was rearrested earlier this month after he allegedly threatened to kill someone during a call over FaceTime in 2021.

And on Monday (22 August), Wap pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, which was the main charge put against him.

It carries a minimum term of five years in prison, though it's understood the sentence could be even longer.

Two of the singer's co-defendants, Robert Leonardi and Anthony Cyntje, also pleaded guilty to the same count, as well as firearms charges.

In June, it was confirmed that Wap's daughter Lauren Maxwell had sadly died at the age of four.

Her death certificate later revealed that the young girl had died from a heart defect that she had had since birth.

The rapper faces at least five years in prison.
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In a post on Instagram, the rapper said: "Hey mini me (My Twin). I love you to the moon and back forever and ever best friend."

Following her death, some criticised Wap for not being present in Lauren’s life.

This prompted Turquoise to release a statement urging the public to understand that recently their ‘co-parenting had improved. And we came to a better place for Lauren’.

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Topics: Crime, Drugs, Police, US News, Music, Entertainment