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Fetty Wap Slapped with 6-Year Prison Term for Drug Trafficking, Receives Post-Release Supervision
Author: Lisa Bennett / 2023-05-25 09:35:46Fetty Wap, the renowned New Jersey rapper best known for his hit song «Trap Queen,» has been handed a six-year federal prison sentence for his involvement in a drug-trafficking conspiracy based in New York. William Junior Maxwell II, his legal name, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert to serve five years of post-release supervision. Alongside Maxwell, his co-defendant Anthony Cyntje, a corrections officer from New Jersey, received a six-year prison sentence, while four other co-defendants await their sentencing after pleading guilty.
The charges against Maxwell and his co-defendants revolve around the distribution of over 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey. Maxwell's arrest took place in October 2021, just hours before he was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud festival. Although he was initially released on bail, it was later revoked due to allegations of threats and the display of a firearm during a FaceTime call. In August 2022, Maxwell pleaded guilty to the charges, which carried a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of nine years.
Maxwell's attorney has not yet provided a response to inquiries regarding the sentencing. During the court proceedings, as reported by the New York Times, the rapper expressed remorse for his actions, stating, «I only ever wanted to help my family. I never asked myself if it was all-the-way right.»
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