Rapper William Junior Maxwell II, often known as “Fetty Wap,” was given a six-year prison term and five years of post-release supervision earlier today in federal court in Central Islip by United States District Judge Joanna Seybert for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Anthony Cyntje, a corrections officer from New Jersey, was Anthony Maxwell’s co-defendant, and on March 7, 2023, Judge Seybert sentenced him to 72 months in prison for his involvement in the drug trafficking conspiracy. The other four defendants in Maxwell’s case entered guilty pleas and are awaiting punishment.
The sentence was announced by Raymond A. Tierney, the Suffolk County District Attorney, Breon Peace, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York Field Office (FBI), Rodney K. Harrison, and the Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD).
Over 100 kilogrammes of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine were supplied by the defendants throughout Long Island and New Jersey between roughly June 2019 and June 2020, according to court documents. The defendants bought the drugs on the west coast, then sent them across the nation to Suffolk County, where they were housed, using the US Postal Service and drivers who had secret compartments in their cars. Dealers received the pills after which they sold them to customers in New Jersey and Long Island. Five of the accused also employed weapons to safeguard their drug distribution network and organisation.
The drug purchases and transit from the west coast to the east coast, where they were processed, stored, and eventually resold, included defendants Anthony Leonardi, Robert Leonardi, Brian Sullivan, and Kavaughn Wiggins. Cyntje shipped kilogrammes of cocaine from Long Island to New Jersey, and Maxwell worked for the trafficking ring as a kilogram-level redistributor.
Two 9mm handguns, a rifle, a.45 calibre pistol, a.40 calibre pistol, ammunition, 16 kilogrammes of cocaine, 2 kilogrammes of heroin, countless fentanyl tablets, and almost $1.5 million in cash were found during the execution of search warrants throughout the investigation.
The Office’s Long Island Criminal Division is in charge of the case for the government. Samantha Schroder, a paralegal specialist, is working with Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher C. Caffarone and Andrew P. Wenzel, Special Assistant United States Attorney Jacob T. Kubetz, and Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Caffarone on the prosecution.