Fetty Wap faces a minimum of five years in prison after accepting a plea deal in a drug trafficking case.
According to multiple reports, Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine on Monday (August 22). No date for his sentencing has been set, but his attorney requested an expedited sentencing date.
Last year, Fetty Wap and five others were indicted for allegedly running a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking ring. Prosecutors said the scheme involved transporting drugs from the West Coast to distribute in Long Island and New Jersey.
Fetty Wap, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was released on a $500,000 bond following his 2021 arrest. But earlier this month, a judge revoked the rapper’s bond due to alleged threats.
“Specifically, on or about December 11, 2021, John Doe was on a FaceTime call with the defendant WILLIE JUNIOR MAXWELL II, also known as ‘Fetty Wap,’ also known as ‘Willie Junior Maxwell,’” the feds said in a court document. “The government received a video recording of this FaceTime call … During this video, the defendant is shown holding a gun and pointing it towards John Doe.”
The feds continued, “The defendant then says to John Doe ‘Imma kill you and everybody you with,’ which he then repeats one more time … The defendant then continues to threaten John Doe, saying ‘I’m gonna kill you,’ a threat which he repeats several more times throughout the video call … Additionally, after John Doe called the defendant a rat, the defendant responded by saying, ‘Your man is a rat.’”
Fetty Wap avoided a potential life sentence by taking a plea deal. But he will spend somewhere between 87 and 108 months in prison for his role in the drug operation.