Mendeecees Harris is happy to be back home with his family. The former Love and Hip Hop: New York star, 41, shared a heartfelt message on Instagram on Wednesday, February 5, in honor of his release from prison. The music producer was sentenced to 8 years in prison on drug trafficking charges in 2016 but only served four years, according to a report.
Mendeecees shared two photos of his family which featured LHHNY star and wife, Yandy Smith-Harris and their two kids, daughter Skylar and son Omere. “Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a BLESSING,” the reality star captioned the snap. He added, “Family is everything. Thank you for all of y’all welcomes… they’re really appreciated and it doesn’t go unnoticed!!.”
Fans flooded the comments sections congratulating the reality star on his return home. One fan wrote, “Very happy for your children. Our kids need their dads.” Another commenter wrote, “Yessss so happy for you, Yandy and the children. OMG, I know mom dukes not letting y’all breathe.”
A third user wrote, “Welcome home King. Your Queen was nothing short of greatness to watch. I love you too. She has been an inspiration to women like me everywhere. #HappyHomecoming.”
In December 2015, the father of four was sentenced to eight years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges. The reality star pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession of heroin and cocaine in New York. He began serving his sentence in January 2016.
According to Madamenoire, Mendeecees completed a substance abuse program, took courses on how to parent from prison, money management, health and nutrition, and public speaking. His participation in the substance abuse program reportedly decreased his sentence by a year.
The reality star was initially facing a maximum sentence of 10 years for the charges. However, his sentence was reduced to eight years as part of a plea deal after he admitted that he aided in the transfer drugs from New York City to Rochester, NY from 2006 to 2008.
At the time, Mendeecees posted a message on social media saying, "I completely accept responsibility for all that is going on." The star thanked his family and fans for their support.
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