Rapper Fetty Wap has been released from jail after eight nights behind bars on drug charges.
The 30-year-old from New Jersey, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, was arrested on October 28 at the Rolling Loud Festival at Citi Field in New York City.
He was charged with plotting to deal large amounts of cocaine, heroine and fentanyl.
He was originally expected to be held until trial, but on Friday evening, U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert released him on a $500,000 secured bond.
The rapper was ordered to agree to GPS monitoring, and an ankle bracelet was visible on his left leg.
He has to submit to random drug testing and surrender his passport. Any travel requires the prior approval of Pre-trial Services and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
He was met by his sister Divinity Maxwell, a hairdresser, and his girlfriend.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office released pictures of the bust, which included $1.5 million in cash, stacks of cocaine and bags of heroin, as well as fentanyl.
Fetty Wap is seen on Friday evening leaving Central Islip federal court
The 30-year-old’s ankle bracelet was visible on his left leg
The New Jersey-born rapper carried his belongings in a black plastic bag
Wearing a gray tracksuit, the rapper was freed on Friday evening after eight nights in jail
The rapper is seen on Friday evening leaving federal court in Central Islip, on Long Island in New York. He was freed on a $500,000 bond. He was holding hands with his girlfriend, and his sister Divinity Maxwell walked beside her, in a brown trench coat
The 30-year-old was ordered to surrender his passport and apply for permission to travel
The rapper’s sister Divinity Maxwell, in the brown trench coat, and his girlfriend, appeared to be smiling beneath their face masks as he was freed
Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested on federal drug charges and was taken into custody at the Citi Field Stadium in New York City on October 28. He is pictured arriving at the festival shortly before his arrest. He was released on Friday
The photos show a huge stash of cash, consisting of hundred, fifty and twenty dollar bills divided up into a dozen clear baggies
Authorities photographed drug paraphernalia, including metal pipes and hollow boxes
Authorities photographed the bust, which included heroin baggies and what appears to be bricks of cocaine
Also photographed were bricks wrapped in aluminum labeled ‘AC’
The photos show the huge stash of cash, consisting of hundred, fifty, twenty and ten dollar bills that add up to more than a million dollars divided up into a dozen large, clear baggies, as well as drug paraphernalia including metal pipes and hollow boxes.
Also photographed were a stack of what appears to be multiple bricks of cocaine and stacks of heroin baggies, as well as bricks wrapped in aluminum labeled ‘AC.’
Fetty Wap was arrested by FBI agents at the sports stadium and was arraigned in a courtroom in Central Islip, New York.
He and five others are accused of operating a drug ring with a conspiracy to sell the drugs at the festival
Rapper Fetty Wap pictured shortly before a huge drug bust where police seized $1.5 million in cash
FBI agents arrested Fetty Wap on October 28 as part of a widespread drugs probe
The rapper was previously arrested for drunk driving
The group allegedly ran a multimillion-dollar drug operation and moved more than 100 kilos of opioids and fentanyl, a powerful and extremely dangerous opioid, from the West Coast to the East Coast, selling it across Long Island and New Jersey, officials said.
Hours before his arrest, the rapper had posted a cryptic note on his Instagram Story, writing: ‘N***** move cautious never worried,’ with a prayer emoji and a crown emoji.
He was photographed arriving at Citi Field with an entourage hours before the bust.
The rapper was charged along with five others: Anthony Cyntje, a New Jersey corrections officer; Anthony Leonardi, his brother Robert Leonardi, Brian Sullivan and Kavaughn Wiggins.
It’s unclear how long he has been under FBI investigation or if anyone else has been implicated in the probe.
FBI agent Michael Driscoll said: ‘The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become.’
The rapper was previously arrested in 2017 and charged with drunk driving, reckless endangerment, aggravate unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, illegally changing lanes and drag racing.
Hours before his arrest, the rapper posted this on Instagram