Ryan Edwards has been sentenced for his March 2018 arrest for petition to revoke on a past simple possession of heroin charge. RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive photos from the troubled Teen Mom OG dad's court appearance and his shocking sentencing.
"Ryan got six months probation and five public work days," a source told Radar. "He has random drug tests in between."
Edwards, 30, showed up to Red Bank City Court in a pink button-down shirt without his supportive wife Mackenzie by his side.
The legal trouble started when Maci Bookout's baby daddy was hit with a citation on March 12, 2017. Police pulled him over during a traffic stop for expired registration. During the stop, an officer saw 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 obtained from Red Bank City Court 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."
Cops confiscated 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.'" Authorities also recovered two silver spoons with residue on them and a scale. The heroin was weighed and found to be 1.8 grams.
He was issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia and expired registration. He 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.
He entered rehab for heroin use after he was caught on camera slurring his words and falling asleep at the wheel while driving to his May wedding to wife Mackenzie. Edwards and wife have claimed he has remained sober since the stint.
But then on March 27, 2018, he was arrested for petition to revoke, which means breaking probation. Radar exclusively revealed he failed a court-ordered drug test on January 17, 2018. He tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample. Edwards' drug of choice heroin is classified as an opiate.
"He failed the scheduled drug test," a source told Radar. "That is why they charged him with Petition to Revoke."
Edwards is father to son Bentley, 9, with Bookout. His wife Mackenzie is pregnant with their first child together. Their son, who they plan to name Jagger, is due in October.
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