Teen Mom's Ryan Edwards fails drug test as opiates found in his system
Ryan Edward fails to pass his drug test months after he was arrested on heroin charges and found with 14 syringes
It looks like Teen Mom's Ryan Edward does not have any plans to get sober. A month after the reality star was arrested for violating his probation from his March 2017 drug bust, it has been reported that he was tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample collected on January 17, according to Radar Online.
A source close to the reality star told the website that Ryan failed the scheduled drug test and probably had been the reason he was arrested in the month of March. This also contradicts his wife Mackenzie Standifer's statement at the time. Following his arrest last month, Mackenzie stated that "Everything is fine. He took a drug test yesterday and passed."
Ryan's troubles started when he was pulled over in Tennessee at a traffic stop for an expired tag. During this, one police officer had been talking to Ryan while the other noticed an "open backpack on the passenger seat". "I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions and he replied, 'No,'" the document obtained by the website read. "I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack and he replied, "I don’t know."
The officers got suspicious and decided to search his vehicle. "I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more and Edwards replied, 'Yes, probably,'" the report continued.
Upon searching, the police found 14 needles, a scale and two spoons with residue. At the same time, they also found a bag with a 'dark substance' inside. The officer wrote: "I asked Edwards what it was and he replied, 'heroin and I have a problem.'" Ryan was issued with a misdemeanor citation for possession of heroin and paraphernalia and given an April 10 court date.
He pleaded to possession of heroin and was sentenced to jail for 11 months and 29 days. However, later, the sentence was suspended and he was asked to make a payment of a $750 fine. The news about his arrest came a day after his wife announced that the couple was expecting their first child.