Fetty Wap arrested for federal drug charges during music festival at Citi Field – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested on federal drug charges during a music festival at Citi Field. The FBI said Friday it was running a bi-coastal drug pipeline.

The native Paterson, New Jersey, was ready to perform at the Rolling Loud music festival Thursday night, but federal agents moved in before he came on stage, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.

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According to court documents, Fetty Wap and five others, including a New Jersey officer, were driving a multi-million dollar drug, allegedly posting drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and hiring drivers of vehicles with hidden compartments to transport masses of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine. to New Jersey and Long Island.

“The fact that we arrested a rap artist and a detective as part of the conspiracy illustrates how disgusting the drug trade has become,” said a statement from FBI Assistant Director Michael J. Driscoll.

Fetty Wap, also known as William Junior Maxwell II, became a sensation from one day to the next in the summer of 2015 with his mega-hit “Trap Queen”. Two top singles followed: “679” with Remy Boyz and “My Way” remix with Drake.

He has mostly stayed out of the limelight for the last few years. According to a source, it was lack of money and prestige that motivated him to allegedly interfere in drug trafficking.

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Fetty Wap was born in 1991 with glaucoma in both eyes. The doctors were unable to save his left eye and instead provided him with an eye prosthesis.

His brother was shot and killed in Paterson last year. One of his six children, a 4-year-old daughter, died last summer of a heart disease. It is said to have affected him deeply.

Fetty Wap did not file a bail application Friday. He was detained and remained in custody.

The U.S. attorney said he is in negotiations with Fetty Wap’s attorney. So there could be cooperation and a prayer agreement along the way.

Fetty Waps’ lawyer said he was praying this was a misunderstanding. The musician risks a minimum of 10 years and a maximum life sentence.

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Editor’s Note: This story was first published on October 29th.

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