Fetty Wap Slapped With 6-Year Sentence For ‘Large Scale’ Drug Trafficking

May 24, 2023

Willie Junior Maxwell II aka Fetty Wap was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for running a large drug trafficking scheme that shipped narcotics from the West Coast to New Jersey and Long Island.

A federal court in Central Islip, New York, sentenced the 31-year-old rapper to prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. In October 2021, Fetty Wap, who resides in Paterson, New Jersey, was first arrested on charges of smuggling heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs. 


As a result of the threat to kill someone and brandishing a gun during a FaceTime call in December 2022, the Trap Queen artiste returned to custody in August 2022. The following month, it was revealed via the prosecutor’s office that Maxell had pleaded guilty in a federal court to possessing and distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine.

As reported by the US Attorney’s office on Wednesday, Maxwell and his co-defendants distributed narcotics between June 2019 and June 2020. While announcing Fetty Wap’s sentence, Judge Joanna Seybert said, “Despite your background and all you overcame, you threw it all away.”

A courtroom apology was also given by Fetty Wap. “I hurt my community, people who look up to me, my family and myself, I am truly sorry for any pain I caused,” Fetty outlined. 

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Besides serving six years in prison, Fetty Wapl must also serve five years of post-release supervision. According to prosecutors, Fetty Wap should have received a longer sentence than six years for using his stardom and clout to glamorize the drug trade.


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