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Monday, December 14, 2015

Currently Booming: 'LHHNY' Mendeecees Harris Sentenced to 97 Months in Jail for Drug Trafficking

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After spending the last few years stuck in limbo, Mendeecees Harris finally knows exactly what his punishment will be for his part in a drug ring that trafficked heroin from NYC to Rochester for several years. Recently, the Love & Hip Hop NY star was sentenced to 97 months behind bars. Earlier this year Harris accepted a plea deal which cut down his prison time significantly. He also married longtime girlfriend, Yandy Smith shortly after welcoming a daughter to their family, proving that life went on in spite of his looming jail time.

Shortly after being sentenced Harris issued a statement urging others to learn from his situation.

"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 unforgiving 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 yourself 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 pass 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."

As for Smith, she has vowed to stand by Harris and to continue raising their family in his absence. She has also expressed relief at finally knowing when she and Harris would officially be able to put this ordeal behind them. As of now, Harris already gets credit for the fifteen months that he has served so it looks like he will be spending another 7 years behind bars.