Since he’s been featured on the show, Mendeeceees Harris has spent almost as much time in court as he has on set. The LAHHNYC reality star and fiance of Yandy Smith has fought charges of child molestation, which he won and was found not guilty. This past Friday, he found himself back in court, this time facing drug charges. Harris pleaded not guilty in federal court in Rochester on 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.
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.