Leah Messer was accused of abusing drugs on previous seasons of Teen Mom 2 – and addiction seemingly runs in her family!
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal Leah’s estranged father was arrested for a drug bust.
In court papers obtained from Nassau County Court in Florida, Gary Lee Messer was arrested on February 26, 2011 for possession of a controlled substance.
According to the incident report obtained from the City of Fernandina Beach Police Department, the reporting officer “observed the defendant handing an unknown amount of pills to a female subject outside of the Chili’s restaurant.”
The female subject then gave the pills to her boyfriend, who notified authorities.
“I detained the defendant and advised him of his Miranda Warnings, to which he stated he did understand,” the report read. “The defendant advised me at first that he has not given anyone at the establishment any type of pills.”
Gary explained how he was prescribed Lortab 10mg for “back pain.”
“The defendant eventually admitted that he did give one pill to the female subject because she stated to him that her back hurt,” the report read. “The defendant was not in possession of a pill bottle or prescription at the time of the incident, but stated that the pills were his.”
Gary was held on a $2,502 bond. The Assistant State Attorney declined to prosecute Gary for the charges.
Leah was accused of being addicted to prescription pills when she was caught on camera slurring her words and dozing off on the show.
Her ex-husband Corey Simms even confronted her about the rumors he heard from around their town.
She denied the accusations and insisted that she completed a stint in rehab in June 2015 for anxiety and depression, not drug use.
“We think Leah could be taking powerful painkillers including Lortab and Percocet,” a source told Radar at the time. “They are very easy to get on the streets in her hometown. Sometimes she drops her girls off with her mom at night and takes painkillers or drinks heavily.”
Leah admitted to taking hydrocodone and Percocet after her daughter Adalynn’s birth in 2013.
Leah’s father appeared on TM2 when he walked her down the aisle during her wedding to ex-husband Jeremy Calvert in 2012.
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