Ryan Edwards: Caught Using Heroin AGAIN?!

Over the past year, Ryan Edwards' struggles with heroin addiction have been well-documented, both on Teen Mom OG and in the tabloid headlines.

There have been brief periods of hope, such as when Edwards checked into rehab shortly after marrying Mackenzie Standifer.

Unfortunately, there's been more cause for concern than optimism, and the latest news about Ryan certainly doesn't offer much encouragement. 

Despite the fact that any violation of his probation could result in a lengthy prison sentence, it seems Edwards is definitely using again.

Here's what we know so far …

1. Another Rock Bottom

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Ryan has been trapped in a seemingly never-ending downward spiral in recent months. Last month, he was arrested for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

2. A Rough Year

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News of the arrest came on the heels of a string of legal headaches for Edwards. His wife, Mackenzie Standifer, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, were both recently granted restraining orders against Edwards after it was revealed that Ryan threatened to shoot Taylor in the head.

3. A Crushing Blow

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This means, of course, that Ryan will not be permitted to see his son, 9-year-old Bentley, unless Maci requests that the restraining order be lifted or allows it to expire.

4. The Hits Keep Coming

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All of this occurred within a few weeks of Ryan getting caught cheating on his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, for the second time.

5. Triggered

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It’s not hard to see how all of this might have triggered a relapse. For weeks, Ryan has been laying low, and fans have been expressing concerns about his health. Now, it seems their worst fears have been confirmed.

6. Sad News

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According to Radar Online, new evidence that Ryan is back on heroin has emerged and the reality star’s loved ones now fear for his life.

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Ryan Edwards Sentenced For Latest Arrest: Will He Do Time?

Back in March, Ryan Edwards was arrested for a probation violation. 

Now, as Teen Mom legal entanglements go, that one might sound pretty minor.

But for Ryan, it’s just the latest in a long line of brushes with the law, and it looks as though police in Edwards’ hometown are determined to make this his very last chance.

According to Radar Online, Edwards appeared in court Monday morning with his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer, 

Photographs of Edwards show him looking ill at ease as he entered the courtroom, and with good reason.

A judge easily could have thrown the book at Edwards and had tossed in jail then and there.

But amazingly, the 30-year-old reality star yet again got off relatively easy.

“Ryan got six months probation and five public work days,” a source close to the situation tells Radar.

“He has random drug tests in between,” the insider adds.

That may sound like a slap on the wrist, but Ryan’s punishment is structured so that if he messes up again, he’s sure to wind up behind bars.

Edwards’ legal woes began when he was arrested for possession of heroin back in March of 2017.

During a routine traffic stop police found 14 syringes and nearly 2 grams of heroin in Edwards’ car.

Edwards got off with a suspended sentence, and not long after he married Mackenzie Standifer in June of last year, Ryan checked into rehab.

Unfortunately, he left treatment early and began using again almost immediately.

Still, those who knew Ryan best were optimistic about his ability to get back on the right track.

In March of 2018, however, Edwards failed a court-ordered drug test, testing positive for opiates.

He was once again taken into police custody, this time as a result of a petition to revoke his probation.

Now, Ryan has had another six months added onto his probation, and his family is said to be deeply concerned about his ability to keep his nose clean.

On top of the criminal penalties he’s suffered, Ryan’s latest arrest is sure to hurt his ongoing custody battle with Maci Bookout.

Currently, Edwards is not allowed to see his son, Bentley, due to allegations that he threatened the boy’s stepfather.

Ryan is currently expecting a child with Mackenzie Standifer, who’s due to deliver a boy in October.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on one of reality TV’s most troubled figures.


Ryan Edwards Tests Positive For Heroin: Is He Headed to Jail?!

Ryan Edwards is in deep trouble yet again.

The 30-year-old's legal woes began back in March of 2017 when Edwards was arrested for possession of heroin.

Since then, the troubled Teen Mom 2 star has been trapped in a downward spiral that has family, friends, and fans deeply concerned.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Ryan tested positive for heroin during one of his court-mandated drug screenings.

It's a development that could carry major legal repercussions for Edwards, who is reportedly noe coming to terms with the fact that he may be forced to serve time behind bars.

Here's what we know about the situation so far …

1. The Last Straw

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Ryan has been flirting with disaster for at least the past year, but those familiar with his situation say it looks as though he’s finally gone too far this time.

2. The Secret History

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Ryan’s struggles with addiction were documented on Teen Mom OG, but fans didn’t realize how severe his legal troubles had become. He and Mackenzie somehow managed to keep his history of brushes with the law a secret from everyone, including his ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Maci Bookout.

3. Tumbling Down

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Ryan’s web of deceit fell apart in March of this year, when he was arrested for a probation violation. In the weeks since, a number of stunning of revelations about Ryan’s life have gone public.

4. The Test

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According to documents obtained by Radar Online, back in January, Ryan failed a drug test that was a mandated part of his probation. He tested positive for opiates, leading many to the conclusion that he’s been less than honest about kicking his heroin habit.

5. Back In Custody

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After Ryan’s arrest last month, Mackenzie Standifer told the press that he had been taken into custody simply so that he could be booked for a prior charge. We now know that Edwards’ probation was revoked as a result of his failed drug test.

6. What’s Next?

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It’s too soon to tell if Ryan will be locked up when Mackenze delivers his second child in October. But the arrest isn’t the only concerning news Ryan has received in recent weeks …

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Ryan Edwards: Arrested For Possession of Heroin & 14 Syringes!

Ryan Edwards might be in deep, deep trouble.

We've known for several weeks that Edwards was arrested for an unspecified probation violation last month, but now the charges that landed him on probation in the first place have been revealed.

And it seems more likely than ever that the troubled Teen Mom OG star will be unable to avoid jail time.

According to Radar Online, Edwards was arrested last year with a large quantity of heroin and 14 hypodermic needles.

News of these charges comes on the heels of claims by Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, that Ryan was recently taken into custody simply so he could be booked on previous charges.

Here's everything we know so far:

1. The Bust

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In March of 2017, Ryan was pulled over for an expired tag while driving near his home in Tennessee. One of the officers spotted a hypodermic needle in an open backpack Edwards’ passenger seat.

2. The Report

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According to a police report obtained by Radar, the officer inquired about the needle, and Ryan seemed to realize right away that he had been busted.

3. An Upfront Response?!

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“I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions, and he replied, ‘No,'” the arresting officer wrote.

4. Okay, Maybe Not…

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“I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack, and he replied, ‘I don’t know,'” the officer adds.

5. Big Trouble For Little Ryan

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“I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more [needles], and Edwards replied, ‘Yes, probably,'” the officer wrote.

6. "Them"?!

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The use of the plural pronoun in the report has led many to the conclusion that Mackenzie may have been with Ryan at the time of his arrest. Whatever the case, it seems Standifer might be on her own when she delivers Ryan’s baby in October…

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Ryan Edwards: Did the Teen Mom OG Reunion Prove He’s Back on Heroin?

You know how Mackenzie Standifer is pretty much the most hated person on Teen Mom right now?

Yeah, that reunion special didn't really help things much.

In both the first and second parts of the reunion, Mackenzie came on with Ryan Edwards to talk about his drug addiction and his coparenting relationship with Maci Bookout.

If you watched, then you know Mackenzie did most of the talking while Ryan sat beside her with those wild eyes of his.

They claimed a bunch of different things in their segments, but when you compile all the stories together, one thing becomes clear.

There seems to be a very, very small chance that Ryan is actually clean these days.

1. Lots and Lots of Drugs

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As you’ve probably heard, Ryan was dealing with a pretty severe heroin problem last year. He was shooting up, Mackenzie claimed he was spending around $ 10,000 a week on his habit, and at one point last spring he was even arrested.

2. Turning Things Around

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But after nodding off while driving himself and his bride to their first wedding, he went off to rehab for a few weeks. Yep, just a few weeks — he checked out early, and after he did, he was seen knocking back beers and badmouthing Maci. Not a great look for someone in his position.

3. It’s All Maci’s Fault

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But as soon as Ryan came home from rehab, he and Mackenzie both felt comfortable putting so much blame for everything on Maci. She triggered him into doing heroin, she knew he was doing heroin and didn’t directly discuss it with the people who lived with him and saw him regularly, so basically Ryan’s entire drug problem was her fault. Because that makes sense.

4. … Come On

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They slammed Maci for refusing to let Ryan spend time with their son until he was able to pass a drug test, and they even made fun of her for admitting that she’d cried many times over Ryan — because to them, that meant she was still in love with him, not that she was afraid her son’s father could die.

5. Hmmm

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Then, leading up to the season finale, Ryan began acting strangely — he seemed depressed about Mackenzie’s pregnancy news, telling her to call him when the kid turned three and even suggesting at one point that they separate for the duration of her pregnancy. He also complained of feeling sick, being very cold, and needing to lie down throughout her ultrasound.

6. Oh, Ryan …

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Considering all these things together, many Teen Mom fans became convinced than Ryan had relapsed. He may have been irritable because he’d rather be getting high, he was feeling sick because it had been too long since he’d doone drugs, that kind of thing.

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Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Still Together! Still Ridiculous!

Things have been pretty rocky lately for Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer.

Rockier than they were when they got married while he was high on heroin, even.

Yep, for the past month or so, Ryan’s life has been falling apart in a pretty major way — again, even worse than it already was.

In March, he got arrested for violating his probation, because it turns out that he’d been arrested last year for simple possession of heroin.

We’re still not clear on exactly how he violated the probation — Mackenzie has said that the whole thing was a misunderstanding and that he wasn’t technically arrested at all, and other sources have claimed he either failed or missed a drug test.

What we do know is that he was arrested at his home, he got a brand new mug shot, and that may not have even been the worst thing that happened to him that week.

The same day we found out about the arrest, a woman came forward to claim that she’d been talking to Ryan on Tinder.

It was confirmed that the phone number the woman had belonged to Ryan, so that means he’s been cheating or trying to cheat on his pregnant wife.

Because, oh yeah, it just so happened that Mackenzie’s pregnancy was revealed on Teen Mom OG exactly when all this other nonsense was happening.

One more thing — during this super eventful time, Maci Bookout also started the process of obtaining orders of protection against him for herself and her children.

She did this because she said he’d been harassing her and threatening to kidnap their son. Her husband filed an order of his own because Ryan had actually threatened to murder him.

Shortly after all of this, Mackenzie left their Chattanooga home for New York.

We don’t know why or for how long, but it didn’t look like a great sign.

Last we heard, the couple was on the brink of divorce because “neither one of them can stand each other,” and that when it comes to their relationship, “things are way worse than they seem.”

But as one source explained it. “she just sticks around for the paycheck,” so maybe as long as Ryan has a job on Teen Mom he’ll have a wife.

With this latest development, it’s looking like that last thing may be the case.

Earlier this week, a car dealership in Chattanooga shared a photo of Ryan and Mackenzie in front of a new truck they’d purchased — a custom Ford F-150.

They thanked the Edwards family for their purchase and told them to “please let us know if you need anything at all in the future!!”

This is interesting for a number of reasons.

One, it means that they’re definitely together right now.

Two, this is the first new photo of Mackenzie since we learned she was pregnant. She’s wearing a very loose shirt so we can’t see any baby bump, and she may not even have much of one yet, but still, it’s worth mentioning.

Three, Ryan and his wife are about to have a baby and this is the vehicle they decide to purchase? Seriously?

Four, isn’t it so great that this guy who’s been known to drive while on heroin purchased this huge truck? Seems like a great idea for everyone.

Stay safe, Ryan and Mackenzie! And also everyone who may be driving in or around southeast Tennessee!


Mackenzie Standifer to Dr. Drew: Ryan Edwards Doesn’t Need Your Help!

Part two of the Teen Mom OG reunion special will air on MTV this Monday, and judging from a newly released preview clip, it’s a doozy.

The segment – obtained by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup – shows an irate Mackenzie Standifer butting heads with Dr. Drew Pinsky during a discussion about Ryan Edwards’ heroin addiction.

The trouble began when Pinsky pointed out that by failing to properly follow his doctor’s orders Edwards is putting himself at risk for a relapse.

Standifer talked over Pinsky for a few awkward seconds before the doctor attempted to bring some order to the conversation by asking, “Are you ready to listen to me?”

“Excuse me? No, I’m not,” Mackenzie replied, dialing the sass factor up to 11.

Drew pressed on because allowing himself to be shut down by an irritable 21-year-old would make a pretty crappy therapist.

He reminds Mackenzie that in his ongoing custody battle with Maci Bookout, Ryan has claimed that he’s currently being treated for his addiction.

By refusing to take his Suboxone as prescribed, however, Ryan is being negligent about his treatment.

Pinsky pointed out that as a result, he can’t, in good conscience, advise Maci to trust her child to Ryan’s care.

“Then, I could argue to Maci that he’s under doctor’s prescription, he’s following it to the letter and you can check with that doctor and that doctor will take responsibility for any problems,” Dr. Drew explained.

“But if [Ryan’s] taking [the medication] ad-lib, I can’t vouch for that.”

That’s when Mackenzie clapped back with an argument that makes it sound as though she doesn’t fully understand whats being said here:

“I don’t think you can vouch for anything Ryan does, honestly,” Standifer snapped.

“But that’s just my opinion.”

We can see why Mackenzie saw fit to question Pinsky’s judgment.

After all, what could a medical professional who specializes in addiction possibly have to say about Ryan’s substance abuse issues?

Going forward, she might want to be a little nicer to old Doc Drew, however.

After all, when she inevitably divorces Edwards, she’s gonna want Pinsky on her side.

Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive all the madness of this season before Monday’s wild conclusion.


Mackenzie Standifer: Is She FINALLY Divorcing Ryan Edwards?!

Just last summer, Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer got married in one of the most depressng ceremonies ever captured on video.

It seemed like the couple was starting at rock bottom, but remarkably, it's been all downhill ever since.

In the past month, Ryan has been arrested; he's been accused of making violent threats, and he's been caught cheating on Mackenzie.

Through it all, he and Standifer have kept up appearances, but it now looks as though they're on the verge of self-destruction.

1. The Troubled Couple

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Ryan and Mackenzie were never exactly a match made in heaven. In fact, their marriage seemed doomed from the start.

2. A Terrifying Ride

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On the ride to their wedding, Ryan was so high on heroin and Xanax that he lost consciousness while driving. He checked into rehab shortly after he and Mackenzie exchanged vows.

3. The Downward Spiral

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After he left treatment, their relationship seemed to slightly improve. In the months that followed, however, their situation has only gotten much, much worse.

4. A Growing Family

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Last month, Mackenzie revealed that she’s pregnant with Ryan’s baby. Unfortunately, the news came at a very dark time for Edwards.

5. A Major Rough Patch

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News of the pregnancy came on the heels of reports that Ryan had been arrested and had been caught using Tinder to try and cheat on Mackenzie.

6. One Loyal Wife

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Remarkably, it originally looked as though Mackenzie intended to stick by Ryan’s side despite some seriously troubling behavior. But now, it seems she’s come to her senses…

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Ryan Edwards: Caught Cheating on Mackenzie Standifer AGAIN?!

It's been a tough few weeks for Ryan Edwards. 

But to be fair, the Teen Mom OG star's problems are almost entirely of his own making.

First, the world learned that Edwards had been arrested for an alleged probation violation stemming from a 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Edwards had been using Tinder to try and cheat on his pregnant wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

Now, just when it looked as though Edwards had finally hit rock bottom, another allegation of infidelity has emerged, and this time, it might be more than Mackenzie can handle…

1. Trouble From the Start

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Ryan and Mackenzie’s marriage has been fraught with tension from the very beginning. It all started with a scene Teen Mom OG fans likely remember all too well.

2. Wedding Day Disaster

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Ryan was so high on opiates the day of his wedding that he lost consciousness while driving to the church. He checked into rehab shortly thereafter.

3. The Decline

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Ryan left rehab ahead of schedule, but he claimed that he was sober for several months after his treatment ended. Fans later learned this was a lie, thanks to footage that showed him guzzling booze just moments before he and Mackenzie’s “makeup wedding.”

4. A New Low

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In March, Ryan was arrested for an alleged probation violation. Fans were not even aware that Ryan had previously been arrested or that he was on probation. Shockingly, it seems he kept the initial arrest a secret from his baby mama, Maci Bookout, as well.

5. One Awful Week

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Wthin days of news of the arrest going public, several media outlets reported that Ryan had been using the dating app Tinder in an effort to cheat on Mackenzie. At least three different women came forward claiming that Edwards had made advances on them using the app.

6. Enter the Ex

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Those who know her best say Mackenzie has been in denial about Ryan’s infidelity. However, it may have just gotten a lot harder for her to pretend she doesn’t know what’s going on.

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Maci Bookout: YES, Ryan Edwards Is Still On Drugs!

Not surprisingly, last night's Teen Mom OG reunion focused largely on Ryan Edwards' struggles with addiction.

If you watched the show this season, you know that Maci Bookout wanted Ryan to take a drug test before she would allow him to spend time alone with their son, Bentley.

And if you're up on the latest reports about Ryan, you know that her fears were completely justified.

Last month, Ryan was arrested for a probation violation stemming charges of possession of heroin.

As we learned last night, Maci's not saying "I told you so," but she's also not backing down from her assertion that Edwards is not fit to be a dad…

1. Facing the Music

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The reunion was taped before many of the latest revelations about Ryan came to light. Still, it wasn’t an easy night for Maci’s baby daddy or for his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

2. What Maci Knew

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Even before Ryan’s latest arrest, Bookout maintained that he was back on drugs. She insisted that he submit to testing as part of their custody agreement, but Edwards refused.

3. Where There’s Smoke

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When Edwards refused to be tested. Maci concluded that he was still using. The past few weeks have sadly validated her claims.

4. Some Things Never Change…

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On last night’s reunion show, Maci revealed to Dr. Drew Pinsky that she still believes Ryan is in no position to properly care for his son. Ryan basically confirmed as much in his own interview with Pinsky.

5. Reunion Ryan

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Ryan spoke about his struggles with substance abuse, and even though he made it sound as though his addictions were well behind him, he also revealed that he’s putting very little effort into maintaining his sobriety.

6. A Troubling Revelation

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Along with much of the audience, Pinsky was stunned by the revelation that Ryan has virtually lost contact with his therapist just months after leaving rehab. Dr. Drew was also shocked by the fact that Ryan blames the show for his inability to continue treatment.

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