Following a year of ups and downs, Ryan Edwards has relapsed and failed a court-ordered drug test.
According to court records from Red Bank City Court in Tennessee, the reality star dad tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample collected on January 17, 2018. Ryan’s choice of drug before checking into rehab was heroin.
The Teen Mom OG star was later arrested on March 27, 2018 for petition to revoke, after breaking probation from his March 12, 2017 arrest.
As reported, Ryan was pulled in March 2017, for expired registration and according to the police report, an officer observed a hypodermic needle in an open backpack on the passenger seat.
“I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions and he replied, ‘No,’” the citation read. “I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack and he replied, ‘I don’t know.’ I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more and Edwards replied, ‘Yes, probably.”
Authorities found 14 hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with heroin, and a bag with a dark substance inside.
“I asked Edwards what it was and he replied, ‘It’s heroin and I have a problem.’” During the search, authorities also recovered two silver spoons with residue on them and a scale. The heroin was weighed and found to be 1.8 grams.
Following the search, Ryan was issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration but not arrested. He was given a court date of April 10, 2017.
The 30-year-old pled guilty to the simple possession of heroin charge. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The sentence was suspended upon payment of a $750 fine and good behavior. He was ordered to take drug screenings for six months. The possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration offenses were dismissed.
As fans know, during a previous season of Teen Mom OG, Ryan was caught on camera driving under the influence to his own wedding to Mackenzie. Following the episode, Ryan checked into rehab for heroin addiction and stayed for only 21 days.
The reality star revealed in March that he’s expecting his second child with his wife, Mackenzie Standifer Edwards.
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