'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Strikes Plea Deal in Drug Case -- 5 Years in Prison ... BUT ...
Amber PortwoodStrikes Plea Deal in Drug Case5 Years in Prison, BUT ...
1/27/2012 2:27 PM PT
"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.