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Fetty Wap’s ‘Financial Struggles’ Led to Drug Ring Involvement

Fetty Wap Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy | WATCH

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The lawyers for Fetty Wap claim he became involved in a multi-million-dollar drug ring due to his “financial struggles.”
We reported previously (via CNN) that Fetty (born William Junior Maxwell II) has been sentenced to six years imprisonment and five years of post-release supervision for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
The release states that Maxwell was a “member of an organization that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey.”
The rapper was indicted and arrested in October 2021, along with five others, on drug trafficking conspiracy charges, and was subsequently released on $500,000 bail.

According to Fetty’s lawyers, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from going on tour, thereby limiting the tour income he could generate, Billboard reports.

“What makes this case unusual is Mr. Maxwell’s motivation,” they wrote. “Personal gain was not his motivation. Rather, he was motivated by his commitment to financially support others. He now realizes that he does not have to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders.”

“Suddenly it felt like life was going in reverse and he became ashamed when he began to struggle to keep up the lifestyle that he created for so many,” they added. “His judgment became impaired. Desperate to keep up with his financial obligations, Mr. Maxwell became involved in the instant offense for a few months in the spring of 2020.”

According to Fetty Wap’s legal team, he “realizes the terrible mistake he made” and is “truly sorry for the loss and hurt he has caused.” 

Fetty Wap’s attorneys are hoping to shave at least a year off his sentence, Vibereports.

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A federal court in Central Islip, New York sentenced William Junior Maxwell II, also known as rapper Fetty Wap, to six years imprisonment and five years of post-release supervision for conspiracy to distribute cocaine on Wednesday, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
The release stated that Maxwell was a “member of an organization that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey.”


Maxwell’s legal representative declined to comment.
The rapper was indicted and arrested in October 2021, along with five others, on drug trafficking conspiracy charges, and was subsequently released on $500,000 bail.
The “Wake Up” artist was taken back into custody in August 2022 after prosecutors said he violated the terms of his bail by threatening to kill someone and holding a gun during a FaceTime call in December.
Later that month, Maxell pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, CNN confirmed at the time via the prosecutor’s office.
The US Attorney’s office’s news release on Wednesday said that according to court filings, Maxwell and the co-defendants distributed the narcotics between June 2019 and June 2020.
Prosecutors also outlined the scheme, stating in the release that the defendants obtained the narcotics on the West Coast and transported them using the United States Postal Service, and drivers with “hidden vehicle compartments,” across the country to Suffolk County for distribution.
It is also noted that five of the defendants used firearms “to protect their drug organization and distribution chain,” and that Maxwell was a “kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.”

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on Wednesday

Who give a F, about his financial struggles. He want to flaunt what he does not have. Wear a eye patch like slick Rick, get beats and write music, I forget all his s*** is all about murder, robbing, and hoes, his music was garbage.

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