Fetty Wap Is Arrested on Federal Drug Charges at Citi Field

Fetty Wap may not have the cooked pies in the kitchen but the feds say he was slinging them.
The 30-year-old New Jersey rapper was busted for his alleged role in a bicoastal opioid drug ring based out of Long Island, law enforcement said Friday.
The “Trap Queen” artist — who brags in his 2014 hit song about cooking pies in the kitchen, which is slang for making crack — was arrested by FBI agents late Thursday afternoon at Citi Field on a two-count federal indictment, according to sources and the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District.
Fetty Wap, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was slated to take the stage at the three-day Rolling Loud music festival at the Mets’ home stadium but had to cancel his gig after being taken away in handcuffs.
The feds say Maxwell was allegedly a “kilogram-level” dealer in the operation.
“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,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll.
Maxwell, along with five others, allegedly trafficked more than 100 kilos of opioids, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and crack, from the West Coast and sold the deadly drugs in New Jersey and across Long Island, officials said.
The ring, which was based out of Suffolk County, was allegedly a multimillion-dollar operation between June 2019 and June 2020, according to law enforcement.
Cops seized approximately $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, numerous fentanyl pills, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition while serving search warrants.
The rapper, appearing Friday in federal court in Central Islip, was detained. His lawyer did not request bail but said she may make an application at a later date. He is due back in court on Nov. 24.
The other five men — including Anthony Cyntje, a 23-year-old New Jersey corrections officer from Passaic, and Robert Leonardi, 26, of Levittown, Pa. — were also indicted on firearms charges in connection to the ring, authorities said.
Robert Leonardi and brother Anthony Leonardi, along with 26-year-olds Brian Sullivan and Kavaughn Wiggins, allegedly bought the drugs on the West Coast and transported them to Long Island, authorities said.
Cyntje then took the drugs into New Jersey, the feds say.

US rapper Fetty Wap arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

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