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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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tgrfan42069    

yep people say the justice system is blind.lohan has violated her probation many times and has never been hit with a big sentence like this

910 days ago
17.

D-INCARNATION    

Old short fuse will blow it.

910 days ago
18.

Dexter Morgan    

I don't get it. Why TF would anyone other than her parents be interested in anything she says or does?

910 days ago
19.

Amy     

They are just setting her up to fail. She's a drug addict, and she's immature, I give her a very low chance of succeeding in the spotlight.

910 days ago
20.

melissa b    

And a repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat offender like Lindsay ALWAYS gets off w NO jail time. Such BS

910 days ago
21.

PocketAcesDMB    

keep the slob in jail i hope she ****s up

910 days ago
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Gigohead     

Wonder why this gal does so much time when Lohan and Paris Hilton come in an out to jail in a few hours for the same thing!

910 days ago
23.

The Neko Nation    

Why do idiots like this keep getting chance after chance when they are nothing more than a detriment to society. Just put her away for 5 years in prison where she belongs where she might actually learn to act like someone who deserves to be in society. The best thing for her child would to be as far away from this piece of trash as possible.

910 days ago
24.

StevenB    

Just complete the program? No probation? No drug testing? No counseling? No - "You get arrested for anything in the next X-years and you go to jail"?

So basically as long as she goes through the motions and doesn't cause trouble for a short while, all is good? BAD MISTAKE.

910 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

To all of the uneducated morons on here who most likely also don't even know their own fathers are. The reason pieces of trash like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton get off easier is because every state has their own laws. California is very forgiving to drug and alcohol offenders. So pull the so called heads you have out of the sorry asses of yours and try learning something instead of reality television and ghetto crap.

910 days ago
26.

kelli    

I'm tired of seeing idiots f*ck up so many times, then get second chances repeatedly. They will never learn when they get slapped on the wrist. Especially in Indiana, the system is so f*cked here. Just lock this pig up!

910 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

So, Portly chooses jail or rehab("rehab" heh heh, right!). Hm, wonder which she'll choose...tick tock tick tock...

910 days ago
28.

karlew    

5 years for simple posession? I feel nothing either way for this kid but that sentence is draconian and wrong.

910 days ago
29.

AntiDenial    

We will see if she can hack Drug Court. They mandate AA meetings. At www.nadaytona.org we are against mandating people to 12 step programs.

910 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Another useless POS from another useless reality show. Her hero must be Lindsay LowBrow. This little piggie went to jail, this big piggie went to court...

910 days ago
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