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Fetty Wap Arrested At Newark Airport

Following an ankle monitor alert that was tied to an outstanding warrant, Fetty Wap (born Willie Junior Maxwell) was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday afternoon (12.17.)

Confirming the arrest, a spokesperson for the Port Authority Police Department, that oversees Newark Liberty, stated: “Officers were dispatched to an ankle monitor call for an active warrant out of North Bergen, New Jersey.” “An active warrant was identified and the suspect was then transported to our [Central Police Desk], which is our main checkpoint for arrest processing.”

While no additional details were available and a representative for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment, the outstanding warrant was related to a public nuisance charge.

In related legal news, Maxwell is also involved in a separate, ongoing federal drug case with the FBI arresting the musician late October at New York’s Citi Field ahead of his scheduled performance at Rolling Loud. The musician pleaded not guilty to felony charges alleging he and five codefendants conspired to distribute more than 100 kilograms of drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. 

Maxwell spent nine days in custody before his release on a $500,000 secured bond. At the end of November, Maxwell agreed to a two-month delay amid “plea negotiations”; the next status conference in the case will take place Feb. 2, 2022.

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Author: Saul Goode

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