Fetty Wap arrested on federal drug charges, could face life in prison

Slated to perform at Rolling Loud in New York this weekend, Fetty Wap never made it out on stage, as the New Jersey-based rapper was apprehended and arrested by FBI Agents Thursday afternoon (Oct. 28).

According to sources obtained by Rolling Stone, Fetty Wap was one of six people charged with conspiring to possess and distribute controlled substances — including heroin, fentanyl and substances containing cocaine. The five other men involved were also charged with using firearms in connection with drug trafficking.

The indictment, according to Rolling Stone, states the defendants (Fetty Wap and his co-conspirators) distributed over 100 kilograms of narcotics from June 2019-20 from Long Island into New Jersey. The narcotics were then transported to the West Coast where they were stored and later distributed to low-level dealers in the area.

Search warrants reportedly recovered $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, “numerous” fentanyl pills and a variety of firearms and ammunition. If convicted, Fetty Wap and the other men will face a maximum of life in prison as the rapper was the last of the men to be taken into custody.

This isn’t the first time Fetty Wap has seen trouble. He was previously arrested in November 2017 for driving under the influence after he was caught drag racing in New York City. In September 2019, Fetty Wap was also at the center of a hotel assault case in Las Vegas, however, those charges were eventually dropped in exchange for 75 hours community service.

Fresh off his sophomore album The Butterfly Effect after an extended hiatus — which is a tribute to his four-year-old daughter who passed away in June — this isn’t a good look for the “Trap Queen” star moving forward. OGM will keep you updated as news around Fetty’s case continues to break.

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