Although Love & Hip Hop’s Mandeecees was acquitted of the child molestation charges, he still has federal drug charges he has to answer for that could have him facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.
Mendeecees Harris, 33, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Rochester Friday to a drug conspiracy charge. 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. Prosecutors allege the three trafficked more than $2.5 million in drugs between 2005 and August 2012.
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. Harris’ attorney, Donald Thompson, said he would ask for a bail hearing, A court conference is scheduled for Wednesday, when a date may be set for the hearing.
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.
Jesus! 20 Years is a long time to spend behind bars. I hope Yandy is ready for the possible battle ahead.