Rapper Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges, which carry a mandatory five-year sentence.
The plea in Central Islip, Long Island, came before US Judge Steven Locke, who revoked his bail and sent him to jail two weeks ago.
No sentencing date was immediately set.
Judge Locke made the move after prosecutors said Wap, real name Willie Maxwell, threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, in violation of the terms of his pretrial release in his drug case.
The Trap Queen rapper was originally arrested last October on charges of taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle large quantities of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, the top charge in an indictment against him.
It provides a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, while federal sentencing guidelines are likely to recommend additional years in prison.
Maxwell and five co-defendants were charged with conspiring to possess and distribute more than 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine between June 2019 and June 2020.
The scheme allegedly involved using the US Postal Service and cars with hidden compartments to transport drugs from the West Coast to Long Island, where they were stored for distribution to Long Island and New Jersey dealers, prosecutors said.
Maxwell rose to prominence after his debut single, Trap Queen, peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015.
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