"Teen Mom" star sentenced to five years in prison

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MTV’s “Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning.

A Madison County Circuit Court judge reimposed Portwood’s sentence, which stems from a drug arrest in December. 

As part of an earlier plea agreement, the judge originally deferred Portwood’s five-year sentence on the condition she complete a drug rehabilitation program. 

However, in late May, the 22-year-old Anderson native left the treatment program and asked the judge to be sent to prison instead. 

Portwood is expected to be transported to a reception diagnostic center, where she will processed, interviewed and evaluated for two weeks.  There, officials will determine which prison she will be sent to.

According to TMZ, the judge said he would refer Portwood to the Indiana Department of Corrections therapeutic community program.

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