Fetty Wap sentenced to six years in federal prison afterward plead guilty on a drug conspiracy case. He will also have five years of supervision after his prison sentence ends. The six-year term is one year longer than the minimum sentence for the charge, according to The New York Times.
Fetty Wap used to be arrested in October of 2021 at Queens, New York’s Citi Field, where the rapper is scheduled to perform as part of Rolling Loud New York. He did not take the stage to perform that night, but was hit with a federal indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances. Five other men were also named in the indictment, each charged with one count of using a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime.
The indictment, as well as a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, allege that Fetty Wap and five other men allegedly “distributed more than 100 kilos of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine throughout Long Island and New Jersey.” The press release also referred to Fetty Wap as “a kilo-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.”
Shortly after his arrest, Fetty Wap was released on $500,000 bond, but he later was arrested and his bond was revoked after he allegedly showed a gun and threatened to kill someone during a FaceTime call last year.
In August of last year, Fetty Wap pleaded guilty on one federal count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances. Before today’s decision, the rapper faced a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 40.
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