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Ryan Edwards’ arrest came after he completed a 90-day stint for drug abuse. Although the heroin and theft charges came as a shock to his parents and wife, his baby mama Maci Bookout wasn’t surprised. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal how the ex Teen Mom OG dad's family is handling the latest legal trouble.
"Maci's not surprised," a source close to the Edwards family told Radar. "She's more relieved because at least he's not out acting like a fool. This will give him more time to detox."
As for his parents Jen and Larry, and his son with Bookout, Bentley, they "aren't taking it well." "It's more of the shock that he's not coming home for a pretty good while," the insider said.
Jen and Larry, who are often on Teen Mom OG, have been accused of giving in to their troubled son. "Jen and Larry enable him just like his wife Mackenzie does," the insider said. "They choose to not believe that he's still the way he is."
"It's sad to see it come down to all of this," the source said. "But he's the only one who doesn't care."
As Radar reported, Edwards, 31, was arrested on January 23, 2019. He will be behind bars until his April 15, 2019 court hearing.
Public Relations Manager for Hamilton County Sheriff's Office J. Matt Lea told Radar that Edwards reported to Hamilton County Probation Office, where he was arrested for outstanding warrants. He was charged with simple possession of heroin executed by Red Bank. The clerk clarified he broke probation from a past 2017 possession of heroin charge.
He also has a warrant from Hamilton County for theft of services under $1,000.In a police report obtained from Chattanooga Police Department, a Bud's Sports Bar server contacted police when Edwards allegedly drank and dashed on December 19, 2018. "Edwards had ordered six Jack Daniels Whiskey drinks, totaling $36, and left without paying for them," the report read.
Radar broke that he checked into rehab for a 90-day stint after a relapse. He checked out on Thanksgiving Day. Edwards missed the October birth of his son Jagger with Mackenzie.
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