Yandy Smith (L) and Mendeecees attend VH1 Big In 2015

A federal appeals court in New York upheld the 8-year prison sentence for Mendeecees Harris who is serving time on drug related charges.

Harris, who plead guilty to drug-trafficking conspiracy in Rochester, NY, agreed to the 8 year sentence in 2015.

The federal appellate court reaffirmed last year’s decision by U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr., who refused to reduce Harris’ sentence.

Harris, 39, appeared in VH1’s reality TV series Love & Hip-Hop: NY with his common law wife Yandy Smith and their children until he turned himself in to begin serving his time in 2015.

His appellate lawyers argued that Harris played a “minor role” in the drug trafficking conspiracy. He also allegedly turned state’s evidence on his co-conspirators — and he believes his prison sentence was too harsh.

Today’s ruling means Harris will likely serve out the rest of his sentence.

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