Rapper Fetty Wap arrested at New Jersey airport after ankle monitor alerts police

Willie Junior Maxwell II, the popular rapper known as Fetty Wap, recently found himself in handcuffs while at the Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, after police discovered he had an active warrant, Fox News reports.

Port Authority police told Fox that Maxwell’s ankle monitor sounded an alert that prompted the police response.

Moments after running his information, police discovered that Maxwell had an outstanding warrant for “public nuisance” out of the state of New Jersey, but details about the charge were unavailable at the time of this writing.

Shortly after being taken in, Maxwell was released on an undisclosed bail amount.

Previous run-ins

Maxwell, a top-selling recording artist several years ago who rose to stardom, in part, due to a chart-topping song about drug dealing, has a long history with police encounters, mostly with regard to illegal narcotics distribution.

As recently as October, Maxwell was arrested by FBI agents, who charged him with “conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances.”

The rapper was allegedly involved in a drug distribution ring “Long Island and New Jersey,” from June 2019 to June 2020. He was accused of distributing illegal narcotics such as crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl through an admittedly unique delivery system.

Reportedly, Maxwell would purchase the drugs on the West Coast, and then use United States Postal Service delivery trucks with hidden compartments installed to transport the illegal drugs across the country to his distribution area, hence the federal law enforcement involvement in his arrest.

Maxwell was ordered by the court to wear an ankle monitor as one of the terms of his release.

Lost his daughter

During Maxwell’s period of alleged drug distribution, the rapper’s wife, Turquoise Miami, announced that the couple had suddenly lost their 4-year-old daughter, Lauren Maxwell. She was one of the couple’s six children.

According to Fox News, at the time, Miami posted news about their daughter’s death on Instagram, remembering her as a “vibrant” and “funny” little girl.

“This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius,” Miami wrote in the caption of the image of her late daughter.

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