On August 22, Fetty Wap entered a plea of guilty to federal narcotics charges in a courtroom on Long Island, New York.
A representative for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York confirmed to Rolling Stone that the rapper, real name Willie Junior Maxwell, has admitted guilt to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. A mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of forty years are associated with the crime. Maxwell is still being held in custody after having his bond recently revoked, and no sentencing date has been made public.
Fetty Wap Confesses To Carrying Drugs
After initially entering a not guilty plea to the charges, Fetty Wap was later freed on a $500,000 secured bond. Fetty Wap consented to a two-month postponement in his case at the end of November 2021 during “plea talks.” There were not many subsequent public updates in Maxwell’s case, but in June 2022, two of his co-defendants, Anthony Cyntje and Robert Leonardi, entered guilty pleas to the accusations brought against them.
Prior to today’s revelation, Maxwell’s $500,000 bond was revoked after his arrest in New Jersey, which was probably the largest public development in his case. Prosecutors claim that in December 2021, Maxwell called another person on FaceTime, threatened to kill him, called him a “rat,” and displayed what seemed to be a gun.
A tape of the FaceTime conversation was provided to the authorities, according to the affidavit for the arrest warrant. According to the affidavit, “during this video, the defendant is depicted carrying a revolver and pointing it toward the defendant.” The defendant continues by saying, “I am going to kill you and everyone you are with,” to John Doe.