Things aren’t looking too good for VH1 reality star Mendeecees Harris. The father of Yandy‘s son is facing 20 years if convicted on drug conspiracy charges in a New York Federal courtroom.
Mendeecees Harris, 33, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Rochester Friday to a drug conspiracy charge. Harris has a key role in the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop.
Because of a 2001 drug conviction in Maryland, Harris faces a 20-year mandatory sentence if convicted here.
Harris is one of three New York City men accused of roles in a pipeline of heroin and cocaine to the Rochester region.
The other two — Ronald Walker, and Harris’ brother, Tyrus Harris — were arrested last year and are jailed awaiting trial. Prosecutors allege the three trafficked more than $2.5 million in drugs between 2005 and August 2012.
Walker and Tyrus Harris also have pleaded not guilty.
At Friday’s hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman, Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Sherman said he would request that Harris remain jailed without bail.
Damn, that might mean a lot of cold nights in Yandy’s bed if Mr. Sherman has his way.
The criminal indictment does show that police in August seized more than $1.5 million in cash from safety deposit boxes and homes linked to the alleged conspiracy. Also seized were a 2012 Land Rover and more than $406,000 in jewelry.
Authorities are also pushing for the forfeiture of properties in Georgia and Baltimore.