Will Amber Portwood be spending her Christmas behind bars?
That could be the case. Radar Online reports that the 21-year-old Teen Mom is back in the slammer after a judge ruled that she violated the terms of her probation, and so far, no release date has been set.
The reality star’s brother, Shawn Portwood, tells Us Weekly that probation officers visited Amber at her home for a random drug test and found pills in her purse for which she had no prescription. According to Shawn, Amber explained that the pills had “previously” been prescribed to her.
Portwood also missed a recent court hearing, which her brother says contributed to the judge’s decision to send her to jail as well.
The Madison County Sherriff’s Department confirmed to E! News that Amber is indeed in their jail for “probation violation,” and said it will “be up to the courts to decide” how long she will have to stay.
“[Amber] is distraught because she was planning to spend Christmas with her family and Gary was going to let her see Leah also,” Shawn tells Us.
Portwood’s ex, Gary Shirley, was recently granted full custody of their 3-year-old daughter Leah.