The “Trap Queen” rapper was initially arrested last October on charges alleging he participated in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
The charge he pleaded guilty to carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison but has a sentencing range of between 87 and 108 months, depending on a variety of factors.
Maxwell rose to prominence after “Trap Queen,” his debut single, reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2015.
The Long Island arrest was not his first. In 2019, he was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly assaulting three employees at a hotel-casino.
He was also arrested in November 2017 on a DUI charge after police said he was drag racing on a New York City highway.