‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood strikes a plea deal, may avoid jail

She has struck a deal with the court

‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood was arrested last month for possession of a controlled substance, but the reality star recently struck a plea deal that might have her avoiding a 5 year prison sentence.

The plea deal required Amber to head to jail for five years, however police officials tell TMZ that Portwood may be able to escape the prison sentence is she is able to complete a court mandated substance rehabilitation program.  If Amber can complete the ‘Madison County Drug Court’ program successfully, the entire case will be dismissed and all is forgiven, but is she messes up, then Amber will not pass go, and will be sent directly to jail.

As part of the plea deal, Portwood plead guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of probation violation.  On February 6th a judge will look over the plea deal at a hearing and decide whether or not they approve the deal.

Portwood was picked up on December 19, 2011 after she missed a probation hearing stemming from a domestic violence case involving the father of her baby, Gary Shirley.  When the police arrived at her home to check up on her, they found pills in her bag.

In December, Amber was also facing eviction as her former landlord sued to have her evicted while she was in jail, but a judge ruled this week that there was no reason to evict Portwood as she was already in the process of moving out when she was taken into custody.  The legal issues between Portwood and the landlord will be heard before a judge on March 14.

Photo:  MTV, Amber Portwood

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