Houston Rapper Da Breadman Sentenced To 23 Years For Drug Trafficking

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Houston, TX – Houston rapper Jermaine “Da Breadman” West has reportedly been sentenced to 23 years in prison for various drug trafficking charges.

According to KPRC-TV,  the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed West received over two decades in prison for conspiracy to distribute and distributing meth, cocaine and opioids after pleading guilty to 10 counts of drug trafficking in the Houston area on April 6.

During trial, the court learned the 43-year-old had been involved in other gang activities beyond drug trafficking. As the sentence was handed down, the judge noted he’d “destroyed people’s lives” and “played a dangerous game” and “lost.”

West was part of the Hood Kat Music Group rap studio based in Houston. A multi-agency investigation — which included the FBI, DEA, Houston Police Department and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — began in 2019 when law enforcement learned he was trafficking narcotics and participating in nefarious gang activity.

During trial, the court learned the 43-year-old had been involved in other gang activities beyond drug trafficking. As the sentence was handed down, the judge noted he’d “destroyed people’s lives” and “played a dangerous game” and “lost.”

West was part of the Hood Kat Music Group rap studio based in Houston. A multi-agency investigation — which included the FBI, DEA, Houston Police Department and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — began in 2019 when law enforcement learned he was trafficking narcotics and participating in nefarious gang activity.

West will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility. He’ll still have six years of supervised release after he finishes his sentence in 2045.

Meanwhile, Fetty Wap was sent to prison last month after violating the conditions of his pre-trial release in his federal drug trafficking case.

The rapper was arrested on August 8 for his role on a FaceTime call in December 2021, where he allegedly threatened to kill another man. He was out on a $500,000 bond following his October 2021 arrest on federal drug charges for conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances.

Fetty broke the conditions of his release and New Jersey state law so Magistrate Judge Steven Locke sent him back to jail, where he was waiting to start his trial in Central Islip Federal Court.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty on August 22 to federal drug charges in connection to his interstate drug trafficking case. He was in Long Island Federal Court, where he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute 500 grams of cocaine, according to the New York Daily News.

The guilty plea comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years. “I agreed with other people to distribute cocaine,” Fetty told the judge during the hearing. “Guilty.”