Amber Portwood sentenced to hard time after dropping out of probationary drug testing. Mug shot via Madison County Indiana Police.
Amber Portwood, 22, one of the teens who appeared in MTV’s first season of the hit reality show Teen Mom which follows young teen mothers throughout their pregnancy and delivery in a sensationalistic docudrama format, has been sentenced to hard time following a drug arrest in December 2011. As previously reported by the Imperfect Parent, Portwood is no stranger to the law. Portwood has previously been accused of domestic abuse against her baby’s father, Gary Shirley, witnessed by police after an episode of Teen Mom aired, showing Portwood punching and choking her baby’s father, Shirley. Portwood has also been charged on several separate occasions of drug possession and prescription drug abuse.
According to RTV 6, Portwood avoided jail time after her arrest by agreeing to submitting a voluntary drug test every month, however, Portwood dropped out of the program last month after she refused to submit a urine test.
Portwood was arrested while on probation of a prior drug charge, when probation officers found prescription drugs in her apartment which were not prescribed to her back in November 2011.
Portwood’s refusal to continue with the drug tests landed her 5 years in prison, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Portwood will likely serve 2 – 3 years of the 5 year sentence in an Indiana prison if she’s offered drug rehabilitation in prison or gets time served for good behavior.
Portwood’s toddler daughter, 3-year-old Leah, is currently in full custody of her father, Shirley.
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