Fetty Wap Arrested at Newark Airport on Outstanding Warrant
The Port Authority Police Department confirmed the arrest Friday, less than two months after he was taken into custody on federal drug charges.
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Fetty Wap’s legal issues keep piling up.
According to Rolling Stone, the 30-year-old rapper — legal name Willie Junior Maxwell — was arrested Friday afternoon at Newark Liberty International Airport. Police say they took Fetty into custody after receiving an alert from his ankle monitor, which showed he had an outstanding warrant in connection to a public nuisance charge.
“Officers were dispatched to an ankle monitor call for an active warrant out of North Bergen, New Jersey,” a spokesperson for the Port Authority Police Department told Rolling Stone. “An active warrant was identified and the suspect was then transported to our [Central Police Desk], which is our main checkpoint for arrest processing.”
The details of the public nuisance incident have not been revealed; however, the spokesperson confirmed Fetty has since been released on bail.
The incident took place less than two months after Fetty was arrested on federal drug charges in New York City. He was taken into custody at Citi Field shortly before he was set to perform at Rolling Loud. Federal agents accused Fetty of participating in a large-scale drug trafficking ring, and charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substance, including heroin, cocaine, 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 has devastated our communities and taken too many lives,” Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. “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 pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court and was released after posting $500,000 bail.