Rapper Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to conspiracy drug charges that carry a five-year prison sentence.
A plea in Long Island’s Central Islip was brought before U.S. Magistrate Stephen Locke, who two weeks ago had his bail revoked and sent him to prison.
A sentencing date was not set immediately.
Judge Rock took the action after prosecutors said Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a drug case. was taught.
The Trap Queen rapper was first arrested last October on charges of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
Federal sentencing guidelines would likely recommend additional years of imprisonment, but that would come with a mandatory five-year minimum sentence.
Maxwell and five co-defendants were charged with conspiring to possess and distribute over 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020.
Prosecutors said the plan would involve using the U.S. Postal Service and vehicles with hidden compartments to move drugs from the West Coast to Long Island and store them for distribution to dealers in Long Island and New Jersey. allegedly included.
Maxwell rose to prominence in May 2015 after his debut single, Trap Queen, reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.