Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival he was expected to be performing at this week, according to reports.
The 30 year old music star, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was reportedly escorted away on charges of plotting to deal class A drug heroin and fentanyl at the Citi Field Stadium in New York.
The Trap Queen star, who tragically lost his daughter Lauren Maxwell in June of this year due to complications from a congenital heart defect, was taken into custody on Thursday, TMZ say.
The dad-of-six was then arraigned in a courtroom in the city on Friday.
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Fetty Wap was then reportedly ordered to be detained until a trial date could be arranged.
The rapper was also said to be one of five charged at the major music event.
The news website reported that he was taken in by the police alongside Brian Sullivan, Kavaughn Wigginss, Anthony Leonardi and his brother Robert Leonardi, and New Jersey correction officer Anthony Cyntje.
It’s currently unclear how long the FBI have been investigating the rapper, but the group are said to be accused of forming a drug ring with a conspiracy to sell heroin and fentanyl.
If convicted, the defendants could face life in prison.
OK! has contacted a representative for Fetty for comment.
The outlet also obtained legal documents that claimed the men had distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine along with the other drugs across New Jersey and Long Island.
Police claimed the group used USPS vehicles with secret compartments to smuggle the drugs from the West Coast and transport them east without detection.
It was also claimed that the authorities obtained $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl pills, pistols, handguns and a rifle during their investigation.
The rapper’s lawyer Navarro Gray told TMZ that they were “praying” the charges were a “misunderstanding”.
He also reported that Fetty was due to see the judge on Friday.
“We pray that this is all a big misunderstanding. He sees the judge today. Hoping he gets released so we can clear things up expeditiously,” Navarro added.
In 2017, Fetty was arrested by the police and charged with drunk driving, reckless endangerment, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, illegally changing lanes, and drag racing.
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