Six Individuals including rapper/actor Fetty Wap have been arrested for conspiracy to distribute more than 100 Kilograms of controlled substances on Long Island and in New Jersey.
According to the United States Attorney’s Eastern New York division, charges have been brought against William Junior Maxwell II, who is also known as the rap artist “Fetty Wap, and others for conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances.
“As alleged, the defendants transported, distributed and sold more than 100 kilograms of deadly and addictive drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, on Long Island, deliberately contributing to the opioid epidemic that has devastated our communities and taken too many lives,” -State Attorney Peace.
“These defendants ran a multimillion-dollar bicoastal drug distribution organization with Suffolk County as their home base,” They were wholesale drug dealers who pumped massive quantities of narcotics into our communities. As our investigation revealed, they would frequently use cutting agents to process just one of those kilograms of drugs into as many as four even before it was distributed to lower-level dealers, so the magnitude of this operation was enormous, stated District Attorney Sini.
The release states from approximately June 2019 through June 2020, the defendants distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey.
The defendants obtained the narcotics on the West Coast and used the United States Postal Service and drivers with hidden vehicle compartments to transport the controlled substances across the country to Suffolk County, where they were stored.
The drugs were then distributed to dealers who sold the controlled substances on Long Island and in New Jersey.
Fetty Wap rose to prominence after his debut single 'Trap Queen' reached number two on the U.S. Billboard chart in May 2015 and led to a record deal with Atlantic.
Fetty Wap faces life imprisonment if found guilty.