New details have emerged regarding Ryan Edwards' heroin addiction. Court docs from Red Bank City Court in Tennessee reveal the Teen Mom OG dad tested positive for opiates and morphine in a urine sample collected on Jan. 17, 2018.
A source told Radar Online, "He failed the scheduled drug test. That is why they charged him with petition to revoke."
Just last week, a resurfaced police report revealed the reality star was pulled over for an expired tag on March 12, 2017, when the officer noticed a hypodermic needle in an open backpack on the passenger seat. According to the citation, "I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions and he replied 'No.' I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack and he replied, 'I don't know.' I told him that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more and Edwards replied, 'Yes, probably.'
During the search, the officer found a total of 14 needles, one of which was loaded with heroin. "I asked Edwards what it was and he replied, 'It's heroin, and I have a problem.'"
Shockingly, Ryan was not arrested at the time, reports Radar Online, and instead was issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession or heroin and posession of drug paraphernelia.
Last month, however, the 30-year-old was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke — which meant breaking probation — related to the heroin charge, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. A source told Radar that he was held on $5,000 bond and "he was bonded out at 10:15 p.m."
Fans on reddit have since voiced their opinions on the matter. One person said, "I can't say I'm surprised, at all. I cannot believe Mack has so little regard for his health and sobriety that she would still want to have a child with Ryan like this. She disgusts me. He disappoints me. Part of me was really rooting for him to be sober, but I guess it just wasn't in the cards right now." Another said, "This is so sad. I feel for everyone involved. Addiction is such a terrible thing."
That same month, one particular reddit user with "inside sources" said that the reality television star allegedly failed a drug test, and his visitation rights with his son Bentley — who he shares with ex Maci Bookout — were denied. The source said he reportedly checked into a treatment facility.
This isn't the first time Ryan has battled addiction, either. His substance issues have been a running theme of the reality show prompting Maci to worry he might die because of it. In a previous episode, she said, "I talk to Taylor [McKinney] about it like, 'I wonder if today's going to be the day that Ryan does something that he can't come back from?"
Maci nor Ryan's current wife, Mackenzie Standifer, have spoken about the arrest. The couple is currently expecting their first child together after teasing their pregnancy plans on the show. Ryan had told Mackenzie he was "ready when you're ready," and thought "now is as good a time as ever," to have a child of their own.
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