Mendeecees Harris Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison

The other shoe has dropped in Mendeecees Harris‘ drug trafficking case.

On Tuesday, the “Love & Hip Hop” star received a 97-month prison sentence in Rochester, New York.

In April, Mendeecees, who married Yandy Smith on Memorial Day, pleaded guilty to narcotics conspiracy in front of U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. Harris also admitted he was involved in a drug trafficking operation that between 2005 and 2012 shipped cocaine and heroin to the Rochester region.

The 36-year-old reality TV star and father of four, was out on a $600,000 bail package in which his earnings from the show and his paid public appearances are turned over to the federal government.

My heart goes out to Yandy and the kids.

**UPDATED**

Both Yandy and Mendeecees have released statements following his sentencing.

Mendeecees:

I want you all to understand something. I completely accept responsibility for all that is going on. My transition to be a better person a productive person started well before this case. However in my past I made some bad decisions. Young men let my life be an example to you now before it’s too late. Better who you are now in your children’s lives and in society so you can change the path of your fate. Lack of opportunities, a fatherless home, the unforgiven neighborhood and circumstances you grew up in can no longer be your excuse. Trust me I tried. And it doesn’t make the pain your family feels any different. Young man educate your self and break the cycle. Don’t become a number on the DOA (dead on arrival) list or on the incarceration list. To my wife and children you are all strong and well prepared for this. This is just another brick laid down towards our house of happily ever after , walk with your head held high knowing I would never past the buck and put another family through what we have endured. Continue to walk in faith and love as you’ve done so well. To my peoples thank you for all the encouragement and support please continue to encourage my family. Thank you again all.

Yandy:

Thank you for your continued support. You have no idea how much your love and encouragement means. We finally have closure and are prepared and ready for all the future holds. God and love always prevails. Thank you God for family and love. ?✊? (I consider some of you I never met family?) #resolved #prayedup #blessed

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