Ryan Edwards Sentenced For Latest Arrest: Will He Do Time?
Back in March, Ryan Edwards was arrested for a probation violation.
Now, as Teen Mom legal entanglements go, that one might sound pretty minor.
But for Ryan, it’s just the latest in a long line of brushes with the law, and it looks as though police in Edwards’ hometown are determined to make this his very last chance.
According to Radar Online, Edwards appeared in court Monday morning with his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer,
Photographs of Edwards show him looking ill at ease as he entered the courtroom, and with good reason.
A judge easily could have thrown the book at Edwards and had tossed in jail then and there.
But amazingly, the 30-year-old reality star yet again got off relatively easy.
“Ryan got six months probation and five public work days,” a source close to the situation tells Radar.
“He has random drug tests in between,” the insider adds.
That may sound like a slap on the wrist, but Ryan’s punishment is structured so that if he messes up again, he’s sure to wind up behind bars.
Edwards’ legal woes began when he was arrested for possession of heroin back in March of 2017.
During a routine traffic stop police found 14 syringes and nearly 2 grams of heroin in Edwards’ car.
Edwards got off with a suspended sentence, and not long after he married Mackenzie Standifer in June of last year, Ryan checked into rehab.
Unfortunately, he left treatment early and began using again almost immediately.
Still, those who knew Ryan best were optimistic about his ability to get back on the right track.
In March of 2018, however, Edwards failed a court-ordered drug test, testing positive for opiates.
He was once again taken into police custody, this time as a result of a petition to revoke his probation.
Now, Ryan has had another six months added onto his probation, and his family is said to be deeply concerned about his ability to keep his nose clean.
On top of the criminal penalties he’s suffered, Ryan’s latest arrest is sure to hurt his ongoing custody battle with Maci Bookout.
Currently, Edwards is not allowed to see his son, Bentley, due to allegations that he threatened the boy’s stepfather.
Ryan is currently expecting a child with Mackenzie Standifer, who’s due to deliver a boy in October.
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