Just two months after Ryan Edwards second stay in rehab to treat his heroin addiction, Ryan Edwards is back in jail facing charges of heroin possession and theft of services. Based on reports, it appears that Ryan had an outstanding warrant for heroin possession when he was arrested for skipping out on a bar bill.
Last month, just one month out of rehab, Ryan went to Bud’s bar in Hamilton County, Tennessee shortly after the bar opened at noon and ordered six Jack Daniels at six bucks a pop. Then he left the bar without paying his $36 bill. The owner of the bar search the local law enforcement site’s online mugshots to identify Ryan and filed a report with the local police who served the warrant for his arrest in the wee hours of Wednesday morning according to Hollywood Life.
Ryan remains in jail without bond due to a previous warrant from Red Bank County for possession of heroin. The charge from Red Bank county proceeds the Hamilton County charges which indicates that he likely tested positive for heroin shortly after he left his three-month stay in rehab. A drug test fail results in the charge of possession of heroin as we learned before the last time Ryan failed a test and was arrested just before going to rehab the last time.
In my opinion, the only thing that might save Ryan’s life at this point is a lengthy jail sentence to keep him from having access to the drug.
This is a sad story for those of us who have watched Ryan growing up over the last nine years or so on Teen Mom. There was a clear point where his behavior changed and his appearance began to deteriorate. We also saw him marry the mother of his most recent child while high on heroin. He also drove the car to the wedding while high as a kite in one of the most frightening scenes on reality TV. Sadly, addiction is taking the lives of so many people in this country. Our thoughts are with Ryan’s family and children.