Born Willie Junior Maxwell II, known on stage as Fetty Wap has been arrested and charged with involving in a conspiracy to smuggle mammoth amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into New York City, USA.
Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested on Thursday, October 28, at CitiField, the venue where the 3-day Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival is happening.
Fetty was charged on Friday, October 29.
An indictment unsealed on Friday named Maxwell and five other defendants, including a New Jersey corrections officer
Michael J. Driscoll, a top official with the FBI’s New York office, said in a statement: “The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become.”
The indictment charges Maxwell and his co-defendants with conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020. The scheme involved using the U.S. Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to move the narcotics from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored for distribution to dealers in Long Island and New Jersey, authorities said.
Fetty Wap has had other brushes with the law, including a 2019 arrest in Las Vegas for allegedly assaulting three employees at a hotel-casino. He was previously arrested in November 2017 and charged with DUI after police say he was drag racing on a New York City highway.
In May 2015, Fetty Wap came to the limelight after his debut single Trap Queen appeared number two on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following the release of his single, he secured a deal with 300 Entertainment and Atlantic records.
Throughout the years, Fetty has been a recipient of multiple lawsuits including copyright infringement, defamation, assault and property damage.
In November 2017, Fetty Wap was arrested for pulling over Brooklyn highway. He was later charged with reckless endangerment, drunk driving, drag racing, illegally changing lanes and many more.
The New Jersey native is a father of six children from five different women.