Reality Star Mounts Appeal For Drug Trafficking Sentence
“Love & Hip Hop: New York’s” Mendeecees Harris has challenged a judge’s decision not to lower his eight to ten-year sentence for drug dealing.
Mendeecees’ lawyer filed paperwork July 21 to get the ball rolling on his appeal of his federal prison sentence for helping to run a drug ring. He has asked an appellate court to vacate his sentence because he believes he was punished under expired sentencing guidelines which unnecessarily drew out his prison sentence. Instead, he wants to be sentenced under the current guidelines, which would shave his time in lock up by up to 3.5 years.
In 2015, a federal judge sentenced Mendeecees to eight to ten years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that flooded upstate New York with heroin and cocaine. As part of his plea deal, Mendeecees admitted that from 2006 to 2008, he helped to ferry hard drugs from New York City to the Rochester, NY area.
Mendeecees later argued that he was sentenced under expired guidelines, but the judge later ruled that Mendeecees wasn’t eligible for the sentence reduction because he OK’d the plea deal and because of the large amount of drugs involved.