Mendeecees was sentenced to eight to ten years in federal prison in 2015 for “conspiracy to distribute narcotics,” under a plea deal where he admitted he ferried large amounts of cocaine and heroin from New York City to Upstate New York. His two co-defendants – one of whom is his brother – are already serving lengthy prison sentences.
The reality star and father of five said his role in the drug ring was relatively minor; he said he was simply a courier and wasn’t involved in the actual selling of the narcotics and therefore the judge should consider a lower sentence.
However, the judge said that as much as Mendeecees has tried to minimize his role in the drug ring, his position was significant. The judge said one confidential informant told the government that he received three to five kilos of coke from Mendeecees every month, while another told them that Mendeecees gave them five kilos of heroin. The judge said Mendeecees himself admitted he trafficked at least 40 kilos of cocaine and heroin.
The appellate judges have yet to hear Mendeecees’ arguments.