After completing rehab last summer for heroin addiction, Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards has relapsed. According to court papers from Red Bank City Court in Tennessee, in a scheduled court-ordered drug test on January 17th, the reality star tested positive for opioids and morphine.
In March 2017, police pulled Edwards over because of expired tags, and during the traffic stop, an officer noticed a hypodermic needle in an open backpack in the passenger’s seat. This led to a search of Edwards’ car, and police found a total of 14 hypodermic needles – including one loaded with heroin –, two silver spoons with residue, and approximately 1.8 grams of heroin.
When officers asked the 30-year-old about the substances, he replied, “It’s heroin and I have a problem.”
Is Mackenzie Standifer just staying with Ryan for 'the paycheck'?! https://t.co/9E6EQhAjUI
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Police did not arrest him at the time, and instead issued Edwards a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In his court date on April 10, 2017, Edwards pled guilty to the heroin possession charge, and a judge ended up sentencing him to 11 months and 29 days in jail – but suspended the sentence upon payment of $750 and good behavior. The court also ordered Edwards to take drug screenings over the next six months and dismissed the drug paraphernalia and expired tags offenses.
Radar Online is reporting that because of the failed drug test, cops arrested him in March of this year for petition to revoke.
Edwards went to rehab last year after MTV cameras caught him nodding off and slurring his words while driving his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, to their wedding. Since finishing his stint in treatment, Edwards’ ex Maci Bookout has repeatedly claimed that Edwards was not clean and refused to let him visit their son without passing a drug test.
When police arrested Edwards in March on the petition to revoke, Standifer claimed that her husband had taken a drug test and passed and said everything was fine. The arrest also took place the same week that Standifer announced she was expecting the couple’s first child.
Ryan Edwards and pregnant Mackenzie seen for the first time since his arrest, she showcases baby bump https://t.co/C436u1TeGO
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The reality stars are expecting a boy who is due in October. They plan to name him Jagger. Edwards also shares 9-year-old Bentley with Bookout, who filed an order of protection against her baby daddy after he allegedly left threatening voicemails and threatened to “put a bullet” in the head of her husband, Taylor McKinney.
In the recent Teen Mom OG season finale, Bookout continued her claims that Edwards wasn’t sober. When his mom suggested that a new baby could be what he needs to get clean, Bookout replied, “I mean, I feel like if this don’t do the trick, then absolutely nothing will. My people know people. I mean, he’s not clean. He’s not. That’s just it. He’s not.”
After the arrest and the drama on the Teen Mom finale, Ryan Edwards claims he is done with reality TV.