Fetty Wap arrested at Newark Airport for pending warrant
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Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested outside Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday on charges of a pending warrant.
Police received an alert from rapper’s “679” ankle monitor, prompting them to question Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, the port authority confirmed to Fox News.
After disclosing the rapper’s information, police discovered that Fetty Wap had an active arrest warrant.
The warrant was for public nuisance and had been issued in North Bergen, New Jersey. The details of the incident that led to the arrest warrant are unclear.
The rapper was released on bail. No deposit amount has been indicated.
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A representative for Fetty Wap did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Fetty Wap was subjected to an ankle watch as part of his parole for drug trafficking.
Fetty Wap was previously arrested by the FBI in October and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.
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The rapper and others have been accused of distributing more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crack in Long Island and New Jersey between approximately June 2019 and June 2020.
They allegedly obtained the drugs on the West Coast and used the US Postal Service and drivers with hidden vehicle compartments to transport the drugs across the country.
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The arrests come during a difficult year for the rapper. In August, it was revealed that her 4-year-old daughter, Lauren Maxwell, was dead. The child’s mother, Turquoise Miami, confirmed the news of Lauren’s death on a public Instagram account.
Fox News’s Tyler McCarthy and Marta Dhanis contributed to this report.
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