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Rapper Fetty Wap pleads guilty to conspiracy drug charge

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty Monday to a conspiracy drug charge that carries a mandatory five-year prison sentence. The plea in Central Islip on Long Island came before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, who had revoked his bond and sent him to jail two weeks ago. No sentencing date was immediately set. Locke took that step after prosecutors said that Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, threatened to kill a man…

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New York’s Central Islip (AP) — Fetty Wap, a rapper, entered a guilty plea on Monday to a narcotics conspiracy charge that carries a mandatory five-year jail term.

Long Island’s Central Islip U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke heard the plea before revoking his release and booking him into jail two weeks prior. No timeframe for sentence was immediately specified.

Prosecutors claimed that Wap, real name Willie Maxwell, violated the terms of his pretrial release in his narcotics conviction by threatening to kill a man over a FaceTime call in 2021. This prompted Locke to take that action.

The “Trap Queen” rapper was first detained in October of last year on suspicion of taking part in a plot to transport huge quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and other substances into the New York City region.

The primary accusation in an indictment against him, conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled narcotics, was one to which he entered a plea of guilty. Federal sentencing guidelines are likely to recommend more time in jail; it carries a required minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Between June 2019 and June 2020, Maxwell and five co-defendants were charged with planning to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine.

Prosecutors claimed that the plan involved shipping drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were held before being distributed to dealers there and in New Jersey, utilizing the U.S. Postal Service and vehicles with secret compartments.

After “Trap Queen,” his debut song, peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015, Maxwell gained notoriety.