Willie Junior Maxwell, the 30-year-old rapper, singer, and songwriter known by his stage name Fetty Wap was arrested on Friday, 17th December afternoon at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Police officials said that they have got an alert from his ankle monitor and immediately they took Fetty into custody. There is a pending warrant against him related to a public nuisance charge.
Fetty Wap arrested at Newark Airport on Friday as police receive an ankle monitor alert
The Port Authority Police Department spokesperson said, “Officers were dispatched to an ankle monitor call for an active warrant out of North Bergen, New Jersey. An active warrant was identified and the suspect was then transported to our [Central Police Desk], which is our main checkpoint for arrest processing.”
It was later confirmed that Fetty has been granted bail and released however the details pertaining to the public nuisance incident were not disclosed.
In the month of October 2021, Fetty was arrested by the FBI on federal drug charges in New York City. Police took him into custody at Citi Field just a while before he was about to perform at Rolling Loud.
He was accused of involving in a huge-scale drug trafficking ring. Police officials have charged him for possessing drugs and distribution of the same.
During their investigation police have found that Fetty and his associates have distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine in Long Island and New Jersey.
They have recovered $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, pistols, handguns, and a rifle in their search operation.
Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement, “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. We will continue to work nonstop with our law enforcement partners to keep our neighborhoods safe from the scourge of dangerous drugs and gun violence.”
Fetty was released on bail after depositing $500,000 as he was pleaded not guilty in the federal court on charges levied against him.
During his 8 years of career in music, he has received multiple lawsuits for copyright infringement, defamation, property damage, and assault.
A few years back in November 2017, he was arrested by police on charges of drunk driving, reckless endangerment, illegally changing lanes, drag racing, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.