Wap’s next court date will be on November 24
Rapper/actor Fetty Wap got arrested yet again, and currently faces federal charges for being part of a bicoastal opioid drug ring based in Long Island, New York.
Reports state that Fetty Wap, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell, got arrested on Thursday at New York’s Citi Field on a two-count federal indictment. And the timing couldn’t get any worse. Wap was set to give a performance at the three-day Rolling Loud music festival at the New York Mets’ home stadium.
Fetty Wap’s part in the ring
Reports regarding the arrest suggest that the 30-year-olf chart-topper was a “kilogram-level” dealer. He and five others were claimed to be trafficking more than 100 kilos of opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, crack, and cocaine. The ring was based out of Suffolk County on Long Island, but the drugs were reportedly taken from the West coast and sold at the East.
Weapons were uncovered along with the drugs. In various drug busts held at locations connected to the ring, roughly $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, many fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition.
Michael Driscoll, FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge spoke about the rapper’s arrest and said that among the arrested members was a corrections officer as well. He added that showed how “vile” the drug trade has become.
Wap’s previous arrest
This isn’t the rapper’s first run in with the law. He was arrested in 2017 and charged with DUI after he got caught drag racing in New York City. After that, he got arrested in 2019 at Las Vegas for assaulting three hotel employees. However, none of those crimes will come close to the current one, where he can actually get put behind bars for years.
Wap’s appeared in the TV show Empire, and the 2018 film, Blood Brother.