With a new baby, impending nuptials and a wedding spin-off show set to air on May 25th, you’d think that settling into life together would be all that’s on the minds of Love & Hip Hop NY stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris. But normal life is far from on the agenda for the couple. Mendeecees recently plead guilty in his drug trafficking case where he was accused of shipping nearly $3 million worth of cocaine and heroin throughout New York between 2005 and 2012.
Yandy waited almost a year and a half for Mendeecees to be released from prison after he was initially arrested back in 2013. He was released on $600,000 bond, $200,000 of which was forked over by Yandy, around this time last year.
If convicted of the charges, Mendeecees could ending up heading back to prison for a twenty year bid, so he struck a plea deal to avoid trial. The plea subjects him to being sentenced to eight to ten years in prison or an a fine of up to $15 million. Sentencing is on August 31st.
The bottom line is Yandy risks being a single mother again if Mendeecees gets time, or both of their pockets being hit hard with a fine that could go into the millions. The question is two-fold. Would you marry a man in this situation and how long could/would you wait…or would you wait at all…while the man you love does a hefty jail stint?