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Amber Portwood

Strikes Plea Deal in Drug Case

5 Years in Prison, BUT ...

1/27/2012 2:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Amber Portwood
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has struck a plea deal after her drug arrest last month -- requiring her to serve a 5-year prison sentence -- but TMZ has learned, there's still a way for her to keep her freedom.

According to the deal, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Amber can stay out of the big house ...  provided she completes a court-mandated drug rehabilitation program.

As part of the deal, Amber pled guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of probation violation.

The entire case will be dismissed if Portwood successfully graduates from the Madison County Drug Court program -- but we're told, if she screws up ...  she'll be tossed in the pokey immediately, no questions asked.

A hearing is set for February 6th -- when the judge will decide whether to approve the deal.

TMZ broke the story -- Amber was arrested on December 19 for drug possession and failing to provide a urine sample (a stipulation of her probation). She is still in custody.
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RobertsSharlene    

my classmate's mother makes $84 every hour on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site View More

907 days ago
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ray    

she'll probably take the deal,,, but her history proves that she will NOT BE ABLE to comply and will do her 2.5 years

907 days ago
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moxie    

What a superb ro model...

907 days ago
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jeff    

Does anyone watch that show besides some lameass TMZ cub reporter?

907 days ago
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Miss Greta    

Her babby daddy should goad her into slugging him, knowing that if she does assault him, she'll be in the (pig)pen for 5 years

907 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Another Homowood POS. That town needs to be nuked and rebuilt somewhere else its turned into such a decadent helllllhole. I wouldn't whizzz on 99% of Homowood if it was on fire.

907 days ago
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Jen    

Um, she was in rehab in for 2 months in June. It didn't work (obviously), keep her stupid ass in jail.

907 days ago
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Rondo    

Yeah....like Lindsey Lohan is ever going to serve time.
This chick will skate also. "Celebrity" justice???

907 days ago
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denise garcia    

Wow you should be real proud of yourself..

907 days ago
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kim    

id like to know why this girl is treated so strictly yet LINDSAY LOHAN has drug issues time and time again.. and she is not in the slammer

907 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Little Lohan won't make it through, she doesn't have what it takes. Her kid will be better off without her, much as I hate to say it.

907 days ago
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denise garcia    

shell never do it,shell be in her cell soon.

907 days ago
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oleman    

Does anybody really care what happens to her? Is she a "star'? Last I knew all she ever accomplished was popping out a kid......

907 days ago
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Karen    

This young woman needs evaluation and treatment to help her. She is not fit to raise Leah. God help that beautiful little girl.

907 days ago
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CLINT    

Why is it that this girl is even "famous"? The stuff called entertainment these days sucks. I'm proud to say that I've never seen one episode of this show or Jersey, Kardashian, or any Housewives, or any other show that is basically a waste of time. I guess this is something for the younger generation to watch, but where is the entertainment value in watching foul mouthed, drunken, angry kids fight and argue with each other?

907 days ago
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