The “Trap Queen” rapper was arrested Thursday night, shortly before his Rolling Loud set in New York. While it was initially reported that Fetty Wap was arrested on federal drug charges, new details outline the alleged drug operation in which controlled substances were obtained on the West Coast and distributed across Long Island and New Jersey.
According to an indictment, Fetty Wap — whose real name is Willie Maxwell II — Kavaughn Wiggins, Brian Sullivan, brothers Robert and Anthony Leonardi, and New Jersey correctional officer Anthony Cyntje are all accused of distributing at least 100 kilos of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.
“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 is devastated our communities and taken too many lives,” said United States attorney Breon Peace.
Law enforcement claims the group received the drugs on the West Coast and used USPS vehicles with secret compartments to smuggle them East. All six men have been charged with conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances. Fetty and four out of the other five suspects are also charged with using firearms in connection with drug trafficking.
The group faces life in prison if convicted.