Long Island, NY – Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection to his interstate drug trafficking case. The New Jersey native remains behind bars after having his $500,000 bond revoked in July.
The “Trap Queen” rapper was in Long Island Federal Court on Monday (August 22) where he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine, according to the New York Daily News.
The guilty plea comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years.
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
— Ben Feuerherd (@benfeuerherd) August 22, 2022
Prosecutors allegedly labeled Fetty Wap “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization” when arresting him along with five others before his Rolling Loud NYC performance in October 2021 in Queens, New York.
During the investigation, the FBI obtained $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, pistols, handguns and a rifle.
“I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine,” Fetty told the judge. “Guilty.”
Fetty Wap’s attorney, Elizabeth Macedonio, made sure to clarify that his guilty plea does not mean he’s cooperating with authorities.
“He’s not cooperating. I want that to be very, very clear,” she said outside the courtroom.
Fetty Wap — born Willie Maxwell II — posted a $500,000 bond using his Georgia home in November. His bond was revoked in July by Federal Magistrate Judge Steven Locke once footage of Fetty making threats and waving a gun on a December FaceTime call went viral.
“Imma kill you and everybody you with,” court filings alleged Fetty stated on FaceTime.
Fetty remains at a special housing unit in Brooklyn Federal Jail and Macedonio argued that she’s “very concerned” about his housing situation in the “harshest of conditions” and has requested he be transferred, but that will be up to the discretion of the Bureau of Prisons and the US Marshals Service.