A federal court in Central Islip, sentenced rapper Fetty Wap, real and full name – William Junior Maxwell II, to six years imprisonment and five years of post-release supervision for dealing in and distributing cocaine, after he pleaded guilty.
The court had previously sentenced Fetty Wap’s co-defendant Anthony Cyntje, a New Jersey correction officer, to 72 months in jail for his role in the drug trafficking conspiracy. Four other defendants involved in the case are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.
According to court documents, Fetty Wap and Co. distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey from June 2019 through June 2020.
They got the narcotics from the west coast and used the United States Postal Service and drivers with hidden compartments in their vehicles, to transport the hard drugs across the country to Suffolk County, where they were stored.
The hard drugs were then distributed to various dealers, who sold them on Long Island and in New Jersey. Five of the defendants also used firearms to protect their drug organization and distribution chain.
Rapper Fetty Wap himself was a kilogram-level redistributor for the cocaine trafficking organization.
$1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, numerous fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, and ammunition, were recovered after a search warrant was executed during the investigation.
Maxwell aka Fetty Wap had been caught on the wrong side of the law in previous times. He was arrested for allegedly assaulting three employees at a hotel casino in Las Vegas in 2019. He had also been arrested in November 2017 and charged with DUI after police say he was drag racing on a New York City highway.
In October 2020, William Junior Maxwell II’s 26-year-old younger brother, Twyshon Depew, was shot and killed in their hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Then, in June 2021, he lost his 4-year-old daughter, Lauren.