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BRIEF - FETTY WAP PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY DRUG CHARGE



 Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess drugs.

The rapper, who was initially detained in October for allegedly being a part of a large-scale drug trafficking ring, entered a guilty plea on Monday at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Long Island.

According to reports from CBS News and the Associated Press on Monday, he now faces a minimum five-year term.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke made his judgment during the hearing, that Fetty, had violated the terms of his pretrial release in a drug case by threatening to murder a man during a FaceTime call in 2021.

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, the “Trap Queen” rapper was one of six people accused of “conspiring to distribute and possess controlled drugs” in October 2021.

Between June 2019 and June 2020, Fetty, real name William Junior Maxwell II, and the other men—among them a correctional officer from New Jersey—are accused of distributing more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine throughout Long Island and New Jersey.

According to the press release, the guys allegedly bought the drugs on the West Coast, shipped them across the country via the U.S. Postal Service, and kept them in Suffolk County, New York, using drivers who had secret compartments in their cars.

The officers said “Maxwell was a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.”

Search warrants yielded the recovery of approximately $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, numerous fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition, according to the release.

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