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Rapper Fetty Wap Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Conspiracy

Following his latest arrest, rapper Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Though no sentencing date has been set at press time, a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York said that an attorney for the musician (born Willie Junior Maxwell II) requested an expedited sentencing date,

Fetty Wap was indicted and arrested in October along with five others on the drug trafficking conspiracy charge and was released on $500,000 bail, which was revoked earlier this month after prosecutors said he violated the terms by threatening to kill someone and holding a gun during a FaceTime call in December. 

The charge the rapper pleaded guilty to carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison with a sentencing range of between 87 and 108 months, depending on a variety of factors. 

Fetty Wap and the others charged allegedly transported and distributed drugs, including cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, in Long Island, according to the indictment. The entertainer was taken back into custody on August 8 after the FaceTime incident, at which time he told the man he had pointed a gun at that he was going to “kill you and everybody you with,” according to an affidavit. 

One of the bail conditions was that the rapper “must not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other weapon.” Another said that he “must not violate any federal, state or local law.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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