'Teen Mom OG' 's Ryan Edwards to Remain in Jail Until April on Heroin Possession Charge

As he awaits court judgment after his arrest last week, Ryan Edwards will continue to serve time in county jail

Ryan Edwards will remain behind bars for the next two and a half months, PEOPLE confirms.

PEOPLE previously confirmed the Teen Mom OG alum was arrested in Hamilton County, Tennessee, on Jan. 23 and charged with theft of services. Citing police documents, TMZ reported that Edwards allegedly walked out of a bar without paying his $36 bill in December, and the bartender called police. The bartender reportedly recognized Edwards from his previous mugshots, prompting his arrest.

Edwards, 31, was also booked on a previous heroin possession charge stemming from an outstanding warrant and has been held on no bond.

Ryan EdwardsCredit: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Ryan Edwards. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, the Red Bank County clerk’s office confirmed to PEOPLE that Edwards appeared in court on Monday. The case was continued until April 15, when Edwards will be brought back for judgment. Until then, Edwards will continue to serve time in county jail.

RadarOnline was the first to report the news.

PEOPLE has reached out to Edwards’ attorney for comment, as well as a rep for his wife Mackenzie.

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Edwards was first arrested for possession of heroin on March 12, 2017, according to the Red Bank County clerk’s office. In March 2018, Edwards was arrested for violating terms of his probation stemming from the charge, and in July, he was arrested for violating probation a second time.

Edwards has long battled substance abuse and completed his most recent stint in rehab in December. He missed the birth of his first child with Mackenzie, son Jagger, while receiving treatment in October.

Edwards also shares 10-year-old son Bentley with his ex, Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout.

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