“Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood was busted for drugs while on probation and has been in jail since December. She recently struck up a plea deal that would require her to live in a halfway house for up to two years. Yesterday, her mother, Tonya Portwood, told the press that Amber had been let off the hook, and that as long as she continued to pass drug tests, she could live with her grandparents instead of in the halfway house.
Not so fast.
Turns out, Amber simply didn’t qualify for the halfway house in which the judge wanted her to live. She’ll be released from jail today (Feb. 24) but the halfway house where she was to complete treatment has refused to accept her due to “too much negative energy.” The program, called Sister 2 Sister Ministries, says Amber is “too much of a handful.” In other words… she doesn’t want to get help for her drug problem.
Amber will be released to her grandparents’ house with an electronic ankle monitor. She’ll be required to apply for residency at other halfway houses, but TMZ reports that the process could take several months. She’ll be on house arrest until then.
No word on whether Amber and her ankle monitor will be allowed to film “Teen Mom” before she enters the halfway house, but MTV has agreed to release her from her contract if the judge requires it.