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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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31.

Jen    

This woman needs to put in jail. If they let her off with another slap on the wrist with rehab instead of actual jail time, she WILL NOT take it seriously. She's going to think that because she's a "celebrity" she can do whatever she wants without having to face any serious consequences.

I hope the judge remembers that Amber was originally arrested for domestic abuse (how many men get probation for domestic abuse?) and after he generously gave her probation instead of jail time, She spit in the court's face by failing fulfill ANY of the requirements of her probation. Hell, she even got into a fistfight with another woman at IHOP. The courts already gave her a second chance, and blew it in so many different ways. Give her 5 years in prison... she can go to rehab afterwards.

908 days ago
32.

Hoglymogly    

can we stop pointing out her faults on national TV and get that girl some real help? this is disgusting to report on. Let's watch a mom fail at life. Dr. Drew, this is on you.

908 days ago
33.

Cyndi    

She is such a useless piece of trash. My daughter is 28 years old and divorced with 3 kids. She would NEVER act like this beeach.

908 days ago
34.

ADAM    

How is it that this broad gets 5 years and Linsey Lohan gets notta?? Crazy ass court system

908 days ago
35.

krimekat    

how Lohan-like! I bet she fails . . .

908 days ago
36.

da    

Madison County Drug Court is trap. all it does is give her some time before they send her to prison. Also, that is a little hard for a first time drug offense for this area. I don't know ANYONE who has been sentenced to drug court for a first offense. She won't make it, it consists of several drug tests a week, and you have to check in almost daily. It's expensive, you have to have a real job, a GED, and whatever else they tell you to do, if you don't do it you are screwed. They don't mess around, and they kinda look for reasons to violate you. she's doomed.

908 days ago
37.

peaches01    

the donkey semen is way over the line!!!!!!!!!!!!!the tv exce. should have pulled it off the show, period. HOW GROSS

908 days ago
38.

kathy     

she really needs some help.... but i do not think that she will change and as usual the only person hurt by this is the kid ...it is fine that she neglects her kid but i am sure that she sees abortion as wrong

908 days ago
39.

keith    

no way in hell she will comply to this program even if she is allowed to do it. she's too rebellious to be in this. she will eff up.

908 days ago
40.

Teerish    

But Lindsay Lohan gets absolutely nothing? I don't get our system….

908 days ago
41.

FletchGuy    

If the judge approves this he is making his court a joke. You are mandated if you violate probation or parole to serve your backup time right off tops and if he over looks this and dismisses her drug charge she pleaded guilty to he is settinga precidence in his district many will use against him.

908 days ago
42.

LeeLee    

this chick is a piece of ****

907 days ago
43.

superbadnerves1    

Boy I swear they are always giving these little white fu*k up chances and they do it all over again if it were any other race her kid would have been taken and her tail would have been in jail with no dam* way out please lock this fat unfit mother up

907 days ago
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