Fetty Wap Ordered To Submit DNA & Bank Records After 6 year Prison Sentence

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Fetty Wap has been ordered to submit his DNA and bank records after he serves his six-year prison sentence for his role in a federal drug case that originated in Long Island, NY.

He’ll be required to submit his bank records and tax returns once he gets out of prison, in compliance with the requirements set forth by the U.S. Probation Department, according to TMZ.

In addition, he won’t be permitted to create any new bank accounts without prior permission, and if it’s found that he violated any of the terms of his conditional release, he will be required to submit to any sort of search and seizure on anything he has, from his homes to his automobiles.

Fetty Wap will also be required to submit a DNA sample to his probation officer once he gets out of prison and this DNA will go into CODIS (Combined DNA Index System).

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Fetty was sentenced to six years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a New York-based drug-trafficking scheme.

The “Trap Queen” rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, pleaded guilty in August 2022 to a drugs conspiracy charge and was sentenced with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years. On Long Island, a federal judge handed down the sentence.

According to AP News, Fetty apologized for his actions and told the judge, “Me being selfish in my pride put me in this position today.” His lawyers had stated he turned to selling drugs because of financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fetty Wap was arrested in October 2021 on charges of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City.

Fetty and five co-defendants were accused of conspiring to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020.

After his arrest, the FBI recovered 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, ammunition and $1.5million in cash.

According to the prosecution, the scheme involved shipping drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored before being distributed to drug dealers on Long Island and in New Jersey, using the U.S. Postal Service and cars with secret compartments.

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Fetty admitted his involvement in a major drug trafficking racket when he pleaded guilty to the main allegation against him, conspiracy to distribute and possess prohibited drugs. The plea, which pertained only to cocaine, spared him from a potential life sentence if he had been convicted on all the charges he faced.

Fetty’s lawyers had hoped for the minimum five-year prison term, although the prosecution demanded a longer sentence.

“This is a sad day,”′ defense attorney Elizabeth Macedonio said. “This is a kid from Paterson, New Jersey who made it out.”

She said Maxwell “accepts responsibility for his conduct.”

Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher Caffarone said the prosecution was not about Maxwell’s fame as a performer.

“The defendant did actually sell drugs,” Caffarone said. “The defendant did actually sell cocaine.”

Judge Joanna Seybert told Maxwell, “You’ve got a lot going for you. See if you can put it together.”