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Friday, July 4, 2014

Mendeecees Brother Sentenced

Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith’s life was turned upside down when her fianceé, Mendeecees Harris, turned himself in on drug trafficking charges in 2013. More than a year later, Yandy was able to get her boo out of prison on $600,000 bail, but it looks like things weren’t so great for Mendeecees’s brother, Tyrus Harris, who was also involved. According to local Rochester, New York, newspaper Democrat & Chronicle, Tyrus was hit with a hefty sentence, prompting us to wonder if Mendeecees is next!

On June 30 2014, Tyrus was sentenced to five years in prison for his “minor” involvement in a drug trafficking network that transported $2.5 million dollars in drugs between 2005 and 2012 from New York City to the Rochester region. Back in December 2013, the third member of the conspiracy, Ronald Walker, pled guilty to narcotics conspiracy and money laundering and implicated Mendeecees as one of the lead men in the crime. Ronald was given a sentence of 10 years in prison with five years of supervised probation.

We do know that the narcotics charges in this case could hold a serious charge of up to 20 years in prison, in addition to several fines — a little fact that Yandy was exceptionally anxious about during Season 4 of Love & Hip Hop. Mendeecees, who has had his assets seized in connection with the investigation, is scheduled to return to a federal court in October with a not guilty plea.