Teen Mom Amber Portwood’s plea deal accepted, headed to rehab instead of jail for now

Amber Portwood

An Indiana judge has approved Teen Mom star Amber Portwood’s plea deal that would allow her to enter rehab in lieu of serving out a 5-year prison sentence for drug possession and violating her probation by refusing to take a urine test. As we reported last week, the deal mandates that Portwood successfully completes the Madison County Drug Court program, and if she has any sort of slip up she will be forced to serve out the prison sentence.

Amber currently remains in custody until she is fully evaluated by the Drug Court team. That evaluation could take up to two weeks. Once she is officially accepted into the Madison County Drug Court program, she will be officially released from custody and transferred to the rehab facility.

UPDATE – See a photo of Amber Portwood apparently laughing as she entered the court room in her orange striped prison garb and handcuffs!

UPDATE 2 – Click here for some quotes from Amber Portwood and her attorney regarding her commitment to family and rehab as well as her promise to fix all of her probation violations, including setting up a $10,000 college trust fund for her daughter Leah and getting her GED.

Click here for more details on Amber Portwood’s arrest back in December.

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