Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is facing more than two years in jail after being arrested for possession of heroin and assault last month. Evans was also served with an outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
Evans and her husband Courtland Rogers were arrested on April 23, and the case was heard in a North Carolina court Tuesday.
“We are waiting for her to be indicted for a felony,” Evans’ attorney Dustin Sullivan said. “If she is convicted, the sentencing guidelines could be 25 months maximum.”
Evans’ next court date is set for July 1, and her attorney said he expects a grand jury to indict her on the felony charges around that time.
After Evans’ arrest, she claimed that she was “set up” by Rogers. A source close to the situation said that, even though the drugs were found in Evans’ home, they did not belong to her. Because they were found in a common area, all the residents of the house were held accountable.
Evans previously checked into a rehab facility seeking treatment for her drug addiction, but she checked out after only four days.
“She wasn’t in rehab that long because she doesn’t think she really needs it. She’s ready to live her life like a normal person not on drugs or dealing with the crappy guys who were around her,” a source said.
Evans also said she wasn’t on drugs anymore, and that she was where she wanted to be in life.
“I’ve been sober since November of 2012 and everyone knows this,” Evans wrote on Twitter.
Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers are currently estranged. Rogers was placed on suicide watch after checking himself into a hospital in February, and said he wanted to die because he wasn’t with Jenelle.
“I just didn’t know how to deal with the pain that I’m not with her,” he said.
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