“Trap Queen” rapper “trapped” for the next 5 years

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“Trap Queen” rapper “trapped” for the next 5 years

Rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty yesterday to a drug charge which will see him likely serve a minimum 5 year jail sentence.

The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, admitted to his involvement in a massive drug trafficking racket that moved drugs from the West Coast to Long Island.

The “Trap Queen” rapper was initially arrested last October on allegations that he and five co-defendants conspired to smuggle more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine into the New York City area between June 2019 and June 2020.

The scheme allegedly involved using the US Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to move drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored for distribution to dealers on Long Island and in New Jersey, prosecutors said.

Although the charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, federal sentencing guidelines are likely to recommend about two additional years in prison.

The plea however spared him from a potential life sentence if he had been convicted on all the charges he faced.