Fetty Wap faces minimum 5-Year jail sentence following his guilty plea in his federal narcotics case.
Fetty Wap will serve at least the next five years behind bars.
Following his arrest last year, the rapper, whose real name is William Maxwell, appeared in court on Monday and entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grammes or more of cocaine.
A mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of forty years are associated with the crime. Between 87 and 108 months are thought to be the length of his sentence, according to TMZ.
The “Trap Queen” hitmaker was previously detained before his Rolling Loud New York event in October. He was charged with using USPS vans equipped with covert compartments to transport more than 100 kilogrammes of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine throughout Long Island and New Jersey.
Federal agents seized $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilogrammes of cocaine, 2 kilogrammes of heroin, fentanyl tablets, pistols, handguns, and a rifle during the investigation.
New: Rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty in federal court in Long Island just now to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine
The charge carries a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence and a maximum sentence of 40 years
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Along with the guns counts, two of his co-defendants, Anthony Cyntje and Robert Leonardi, entered guilty pleas for the same offence.
“He is not collaborating [with federal investigators],” Fetty’s lawyer told reporters outside the courthouse, adding, “I want that to be very, very obvious. This is a commonplace plea.
There is no set time for a sentence. Following his recent arrest in New Jersey, Fetty’s $500,000 bond was revoked, and he is still in detention. On a FaceTime call in December 2021, he is alleged to have threatened to kill someone while waving what seemed to be a firearm.