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Rapper Fetty Wap Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in a federal court in New York to being part of a large-scale drug distribution ring.

Landon Morton
May 26, 202344 Shares1154 Views
Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years in prisonon Wednesday after pleadingguilty in a federal court in New York to being part of a large-scale drug distribution ring.
The "Trap Queen" rapper, whose real name is William Maxwell, admits to selling 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of cocaine. Prosecutors said he was part of a group that sold heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine all over Long Island and New Jersey between June 2019 and June 2020.
Maxwell was freed on bond at first, but since August 2022, when his bail was taken away, he has been in jail. He later admitted that he was part of a plan to sell at least 500 grams of cocaine. If you are found guilty, you must serve at least five years in prison.

Rapper Fetty Wap Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years in prison for drug trafficking

Fetty Wap was given a six-year prison sentence on Wednesday for his part in a large-scale drug trafficking plan that sent drugs from the West Coast to New Jersey and Long Island, where they were sold. The artist, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, and is 31 years old, was found guilty of conspiring to sell cocaine in a federal court in Central Islip, New York.
Maxwell, who is from Paterson, New Jersey, was first arrested in October 2021, just hours before he was set to perform at the Rolling Loud event. He was accused of being part of a plot to smuggle heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs. He was then given bail, but it was taken away after he reportedly threatened to kill someone and showed a gun during a FaceTime call. Maxwell pleaded guilty to the charges against him in August 2022. The charges carried a sentence of at least five years and no more than nine years.
Anthony Cyntje, a jail officer in New Jersey, was a partner of Maxwell's in the crime. In March, Seybert gave Cyntje 72 months in prison for his part in the crime. Anthony Leonardi, Robert Leonardi, Brian Sullivan, and Kavaughn Wiggins, the other four people charged with the same crime, have all pleaded guilty and are waiting to be sentenced.
Court documents say that between June 2019 and June 2020, the six men sold drugs. The drugs were bought on the West Coast and then driven or mailed to Suffolk County, New York, on the other side of the country. According to court documents, Wiggins, Sullivan, and the Leonardis, all helped buy and move the illegal drugs.
From Suffolk County, drug dealers on Long Island and in New Jersey bought and sold the drugs. Between the two areas, it is said that Cyntje moved kilograms of cocaine. Maxwell was called a "kilogram-level redistributor" for the group. During the investigation, search warrants led to the discovery of about $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilos of heroin, fentanyl pills, and many guns.
According to a document that XXL got, Maxwell's lawyer had asked for a lighter sentence and said that his client was involved in the drug-running scheme because of mental health problems and financial responsibilities that were made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. But prosecutors pushed for a longer sentence, saying that Maxwell used his fame and songs, like "Trap Queen," to "glamorize the drug trade."
Maxwell became well-known after his first song, "Trap Queen," which was both melodic and grungy, hit No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015. The song is about how a lover will always have your back, even if that means helping you cook and sell drugs. In 2016, he was up for two Grammy Awards.

Conclusion

Rapper Fetty Wap was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Willie Maxwell is the real name of the "Trap Queen" rapper. In August 2022, he pleaded guilty to a drug plot charge that had a minimum sentence of five years. In federal court on Long Island, the sentence was given. His lawyers said that the COVID-19 pandemic made him lose money, so he turned to selling drugs to make money.
Maxwell was caught in October 2021 on charges that he was part of a plan to bring a lot of heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs into the New York City area illegally.
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