From Long Island, Fetty Wap ran a bicoastal opioid ring.
While Fetty Wap may not have had the cooked pies on hand, the feds allege he was distributing them.
The 30-year-old New Jersey rapper was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in a bicoastal opioid drug operation located on Long Island.
According to sources and the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, the "Trap Queen" rapper — who boasts in his 2014 hit song about preparing pies in the kitchen, which is slang for crack — was detained by FBI agents late Thursday afternoon at Citi Field on a two-count federal indictment.
Fetty Wap, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was scheduled to perform at the Mets' home stadium's three-day Rolling Loud music event but was forced to cancel his appearance after being carried away in handcuffs.
According to the feds, Maxwell was a "kilogram-level" dealer in the enterprise.
"The arrest of a chart-topping rapper and a correctional officer as part of this plot demonstrates just how disgusting the drug trade has gotten," stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll.
Maxwell and five others are accused of trafficking more than 100 kilograms of opioids, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and crack, from the West Coast and selling them in New Jersey and throughout Long Island, officials said.
According to law police, the ring, which operated out of Suffolk County, was purportedly a multimillion-dollar operation between June 2019 and June 2020.
During the execution of search warrants, cops recovered around $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of heroin, many fentanyl tablets, two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a.45 caliber pistol, a.40 caliber pistol, and ammo.
The rapper was seized following his appearance in federal court in Central Islip on Friday. His attorney did not request bail but indicated that she may do so at a later date. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 24.
The remaining five men — including Anthony Cyntje, 23, a New Jersey prison officer from Passaic, and Robert Leonardi, 26, of Levittown, Pa. — were also charged with firearms offenses in connection with the ring, authorities said.
Authorities believe that Robert Leonardi and his brother Anthony Leonardi, as well as 26-year-olds Brian Sullivan and Kavaughn Wiggins, purchased the drugs on the West Coast and transferred them to Long Island.
Cyntje then allegedly transported the drugs to New Jersey.