Rapper Fetty Wap, famous for “Trap Queen,” has been sentenced to six years in prison for cross-country drug trafficking.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges involving at least 500g of cocaine.
Alongside five co-defendants, he was arrested in October 2021 for smuggling over 100kg of drugs from the west coast to Long Island using the US Postal Service and hidden car compartments.
Prosecutors claim the drugs were intended for distribution in Long Island and New Jersey.
Two of Maxwell’s (Fetty’s) co-defendants have also pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.
Maxwell’s bail was revoked in August 2022 after he allegedly threatened a man with a firearm during a FaceTime call, violating the terms of his pre-trial release.
Consequently, authorities took him back into custody.
During the sentencing hearing, Maxwell expressed remorse for the harm he caused to his community, family, and himself.
Prosecutors pushed for a longer prison term, claiming that Maxwell had glamorized the drug trade with his fame and music earnings.
Fortunately, the plea deal spared him from a potential life sentence as he pleaded guilty to the top charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, specifically cocaine.
Apart from his legal troubles, Maxwell had previously been arrested in 2019 for allegedly assaulting three employees at a Las Vegas casino.
In 2017, he faced a DUI charge in New York after being accused of racing on a city highway.
Fetty Wap’s sentencing is a major setback for his music career, facing a substantial prison term.
It serves as a cautionary tale about the consequences of drug involvement and misusing fame.
Fetty Wap sentenced to six years in prison for distributing cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine in Long Island, NY.