In the citation obtained from Red Bank City Court in Tennessee by Radar, Ryan got pulled over during a traffic stop for an expired tag. While one officer spoke with the 30-year-old, a second observed a hypodermic needle in an open backpack on the passenger seat.
“I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions and he replied, ‘No,’” the citation read. “I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack and he replied, ‘I don’t know.’ I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more and Edwards replied, ‘Yes, probably.”
During a search of the vehicle, police found fourteen hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with heroin, and a bag tied in the center console with a dark substance inside. “I asked Edwards what it was and he replied, ‘It’s heroin and I have a problem.’”
During the search, authorities also recovered two silver spoons with residue on them and a scale. The heroin was weighed and found to be 1.8 grams.
It appears the reality star dad was not arrested and was instead issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a court date of April 10, 2017.
He pled guilty to the simple possession of heroin charge. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The sentence was suspended upon payment of a $750 fine and good behavior.
He was ordered to take drug screenings for six months. The possession of drug paraphernalia and expired registration offenses were dismissed.
As seen on the MTV show, Maci Bookout's baby daddy entered rehab for heroin after he was caught on camera slurring his words and falling asleep at the wheel while driving to his May 2017 wedding to wife Mackenzie.
Maci and Ryan share one son together, 9-year-old Bentley.
As Radar exclusively broke, Ryan was also arrested on March 27, 2018 for petition to revoke, which means breaking probation from the 2017 arrest. The arrest came only one day after it was announced that he’s expecting a baby with Mackenzie. It was recently revealed they are having a son who they plan to name Jagger.
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