The Rapper Fetty Wap was charged on Friday with participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs inter the New York City region.
Willie Maxwell, the rappers real name. was arrested Thursday at Citi Field, where the three-day Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival is taking place. An indictment unsealed on Friday named Maxwell and five other defendants, including a New Jersey corrections officer.
A statement was issued by a top official with the FBI’s New York office. “The fact that we arrested a chart topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become.” – Michael J. Driscoll
The indictment charges Maxwell and his co-defendants with conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020. The scheme involved using the U.S. Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to move the narcotics from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored for distribution to dealers in Long Island and New Jersey, authorities said.
Legal representation for Fetty Wap have not made any statements. Fetty Wap is scheduled to be arraigned later this afternoon.