Rapper Fetty Wap released on $500K bond after drug trafficking charge in New York

Fetty Wap drugs: Rapper accused of transporting, distributing heroin, fentanyl

BySonia Moghe, CNNWire
Saturday, November 6, 2021
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Rapper Fetty Wap, who was arrested on a drug trafficking charge last week, is being released from custody on $500,000 bond.

NEW YORK CITY -- Rapper Fetty Wap, who was arrested on a drug trafficking charge last week, is being released from custody on $500,000 bond.

The rapper, who is also known as Willie Junior Maxwell II, was indicted along with five others on a drug trafficking conspiracy charge, after federal prosecutors say the men allegedly transported and distributed drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, in New York, according to an indictment announced Friday.

He was arrested Oct. 28 at CitiField in New York City.

U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert approved his release with conditions, including GPS monitoring, random drug testing, that he surrender his passport and receive approval before traveling, according to John Marzulli, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

The indictment, which was filed on Sept. 29 and unsealed last week, charged Maxwell with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.

The other defendants were also charged with an additional count of use of firearms in connection with a drug trafficking crime.

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In a press release, authorities allege a pipeline of drugs ran from the West Coast to the East Coast, "contributing to the addiction and overdose epidemic we have seen time and time again tear people's lives apart."

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