Fetty Wap To Be Sentenced For Allegedly Dealing Cocaine

The New Jersey rapper is facing a minimum of five years in prison after he pled guilty.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Fetty Wap's legal woes continue to reach the public eye, as AllHipHop reports that he has received a sentencing date for a federal drug charge. He will be sentenced on January 18th, 2023 by Judge Joanna Seybert for a charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine or more.

The "Trap Queen" star pled guilty to the crime this August, for which he was indicted along with five other individuals for their participation in a drug trafficking ring. While the indictment mentioned other drugs, the rapper was only charged for cocaine. He now faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 in prison, and waved his right to appeal if sentenced to ten years and a month or less. The 31-year-old has already done time and has been pictured behind bars.

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“The pipeline of drugs in this investigation ran thousands of miles from the West Coast to the communities here in our area, contributing to the addiction and overdose epidemic we have seen time and time again tear people’s lives apart,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge, Michael J. Driscoll. “The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become. I want to commend the work of our Long Island Gang Task Force and our law enforcement partners for working day in and day out to get these deadly drugs off our streets.”

These recent developments follow Fetty Wap's release on a $500,000 bond last year after being arrested, which was revoked last December for violations of pretrial release terms. His bond was revoked again after recordings of him threatening to kill someone on FaceTime last December were obtained by authorities last month.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.