The Rome News-Tribune reports that April Purvis, mother of Whiteny Purvis from Season 1 of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, was arrested Sunday morning after a routine stop by police uncovered marijuana and what is believed to be methamphetamine in April’s car.
37-year-old April Michelle Purvis was pulled over during a road check and according to Floyd County Jail records, it was then that officers noticed the smell of marijuana in the vehicle. A drug-sniffing dog was brought to the scene and found a small amount of pot between the driver and passenger seats as well as suspected methamphetamine in Purvis’ purse.
According to online records, April has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.
48-year-old Victor Lamar Clement of Rome, Georgia was also in the vehicle and has been charged with the same misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. Neither April nor Victor would claim ownership of the marijuana so that’s why both have been charged. The meth was found in April’s purse, so that’s why she’s the only one facing charges on that count.
^ Whitney Purvis (right) and her mom April Michelle Purvis were pregnant at the same time during taping of 16 and Pregnant
If you remember from Whitney Purvis’ episode of 16 and Pregnant (CLICK HERE to for a recap or to watch the entire episode – although be warned that it was from before we became a kinder, gentler blog), April (who goes by her middle name Michelle in the episode) was also pregnant at the same time as her daughter Whitney. My guess is that Whitney will have another child to look after until her mom gets this mess (and her life) straightened out.