It’s been a little over a year since “Love & Hop Hop” star Mendeecees Harris turned himself into a federal prison to begin his eight-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. Despite being behind bars, though, Harris was still fighting his sentence and his lawyers requested that the reality star be granted a shorter sentence. However, reports recently revealed that Harris isn’t going to be coming home anytime soon.
For fans that don’t remember, Harris was convicted of drug trafficking in 2015 after he and two friends were accused of trafficking $2.5 million worth of cocaine and heroin from 2005 through 2012. In January of 2016, Harris said goodbye to “wife,” Yandy Harris, and their family and turned himself into FCI Allenwood Federal Prison in Pennsylvania.
According to reports, Harris’ lawyer, Dawn Florio, had been trying to get Harris’ sentence reduced from eight years to five years and she noted to a U.S. District Judge this week that a change in federal sentencing guidelines made it possible for Harris to get his original sentence reduced.
Florio argued that Harris only had a minor role in the drug ring that landed him in prison. Florio also argued that Harris’ should be considered for the sentence reduction because he also gave up $170,000 in restitution for his crimes and met with youth organizations four times a week before he went to prison for his crimes.
Unfortunately for Harris, prosecutors argued that Harris’ involvement was enough to warrant the sentence and the judge ruled in favor of the prosecution, leaving Mendeecees to remain stuck behind bars for the remaining seven years of his sentence.
Well, we’ve no doubt that this was definitely a blow to Harris’ family, but we hope they can remain strong and united while he finishes out the rest of his sentence. And we also doubt that they’re done working to get him released early.