Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 arrested on multiple charges, including heroin, assault


MTV has left the fate of Teen Mom 2 up in the air while it gauges public interest. They’re also probably waiting to make sure something horrible doesn’t happen with one of the castmembers, like the recent tragedy that took the life of Buckwild star Shain Gandee. We’ve heard that they’ve considered pulling the show following Jenelle Evan’s public antics, and now that she’s been arrested on multiple drug and assault charges – again – they’re probably going to make it official.

It’s exhausting trying to recap Jenelle’s issues, but she’s clearly a drug addict, she’s admitted that she’s bipolar, and she’s had a very rocky relationship with her felon husband of just a few months, Courtland Rogers. You can scroll through the stories on her here. It’s been a whole three months since we paid attention to her, so I guess I’m not surprised that something big went down. Apparently these two got in a fight that involved furniture, they called the cops, and the cops found a bunch of heroin and drug paraphernalia in their house so they got arrested. (Score for me for spelling paraphernalia right on the first try.)

Jenelle Evans is back behind bars — the “Teen Mom 2″ star was arrested in North Carolina today for possession of a BUNCH of heroin … and is also accused of attacking her husband, TMZ has learned.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ … cops discovered 12 bindles of heroin in Jenelle’s possession when they arrived to her home following an alleged domestic dispute with her husband, Courtland Rogers.

FYI — a bindle is commonly known as a small paper packet used for storing drugs.

According to the docs, Evans was also found to be illegally in possession of Percocet (a prescription painkiller) … as well as plastic wrapping paper and a glass smoking pipe, which is considered illegal drug paraphernalia.

As for the assault charge, cops say Evans struck Rogers with a piece of furniture during a domestic dispute.

Rogers was arrested too — cops say he assaulted Jenelle by “hitting her on the neck and striking her with a closed fist on her head.”

Cops say Rogers was also in possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute … and drug paraphernalia. According to police, both Evans and Rogers denied possession of the heroin … which is why they were both charged.

At the time of her arrest, 21-year-old Evans was also served with a warrant for failing to pay child support.

Evans has a history of legal problems — she tested positive for marijuana and opiates while on probation … and she was also involved in an epic girl-on-girl brawl in 2011.

[From TMZ]

Sometimes TMZ bugs me with their lack of detail but in this case I really appreciate just reading the bullet points. Bottom line: this chick is a mess, MTV made her famous, and if they’re going to cancel Buckwild after a freak accident that was innocent and unexpected they need to cancel Teen Mom 2 when one of the stars goes so spectacularly off the rails. We’ve been watching this unfold for a while, and it’s nothing but predictable.

I just made the mistake of checking Radar, and of course these idiots are talking to the press, even though they were still in police custody at the time. Jenelle tells Radar that Courtland set her up, and that the drugs were his. I’m so sure that her four day stay in rehab in February worked for her and that she wasn’t doing drugs at all.

And then I googled “Jenelle Evans Twitter” and she’s back on Twitter. Unless she’s tweeting from jail, Jodi Arias style, she’s out already. Maybe they didn’t confiscate her smartphone though.

Does Jenelle look sober at all in this pic?

Mugshot is a handout via NY Daily News. Other photos via Twitter

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  1. Sarah says:

    The episode from Monday had her getting back into drugs again. Is dope code for heroin these days? In my day I think it was used for marijuana. .

  2. Emily says:

    I know people often self-medicate for bipolar before they’ve been diagnosed as a way to cope… but I also think lots of people claim to be ‘bipolar’ to excuse their behaviour in a way? Maybe she was genuinely diagnosed by a doctor… but also, maybe not.

  3. A says:

    She would have to go to jail for this though? No?

    • Sam says:

      Short answer – yes, if she’s convicted or pleads to everything she’s charged with. She’s being charged with intent to distribute. That basically means that the cops found a LOT of drugs when they arrested her. In the US, even if you are not dealing, if you have more than a certain amount on you, the law presumes that you are a dealer. That means seriously increased penalties, which almost always include jail. HOWEVER, that’s assuming that the distribution charge will stick. She’s already saying that since the drugs were found in a “common area” of the house, they can’t pin them on her. We will see.

  4. These two have been accusing each other of drug use/addiction whenever they break up, but whenever they get back together she always makes it seem like she’s clean, he’s now sober, she’s turning her life around blah blah blah. Courtland + Jenelle = heroin use, end of story

  5. Becky says:

    I just want to say that I don’t think cops should charge her for the drugs, because that makes women think twice before calling the cops when they are in actual physical danger from their abused boyfriends.

    • shannon says:

      You might have a point if it were her first offense or it was just a bit of weed, but this is injectable heroin we’re talking about. It is so easy to overdose and die on it, the cops can’t let it slide. It’s too dangerous.

      • Sam says:

        There’s also the twist that they didn’t just find heroin, they found a LOT of heroin. Which leads to the presumption that she is not only using, but dealing. I don’t see how the cops could overlook that.

      • Becky says:

        It’s got nothing to do with the amount or history of the user. It’s about protecting women who fear for their safety and want to call the cops but will not if they think they will be arrested for drugs.fir example, if your pot dealing bf goes crazy and you want to call the cops but don’t want to go to jail for all the weed he has stashed. I’m aware that janelle is a piece of work but anyone who fears for their safety should feel like they can reach out to the police.

      • Sam says:

        Becky, it is about the amount. Right now, she is being prosecuted as a drug dealer. Would you feel comfortable if the cops couldn’t prosecute your friendly neighborhood drug dealer because they discovered the drugs during a DV invasion? And if they do, what exactly should be done? Should they pretend to not see the drugs? Should they leave and come back a few minutes later to effect an arrest? Should they not do anything since, to you, the needs of an alleged battered woman trump the community’s right to get a potential drug dealer out of it? I’m just trying to parse how the wheels are turning in your head, since it seems like right now you’re coming up with one hell of a theory.

    • Georgina says:

      If you’ve seen Teen Mom, you know Janelle has a lot of temper/ anger management issues. She’s been shown to get up in her mother’s face, her boyfriends’, her roommate’s. She is just as likely to have started the altercation with her boyfriend as he is to have started it with her, so she shouldn’t get a pass on the heroin just because she’s a girl.

    • Becky says:

      I would just like to add that my comment is in regard to situations in which anyone feels threated by their partner. It does not mean that I even believe janelle was in danger. The same logic should apply when calling 911 for help in cases of overdose- I believe that in such cases we need to overlook the crime to give the person in need of help a chance.

      • Becky says:

        Sam:
        Yes, I would rather let a drug dealer go to save a battered woman. I also lost my childhood best friend and bf to a drug od but i would still rather let the dealer go.
        In addition, drugs found in a home during a search (at least in NY) can be used to charge anyone present with possession and intent : the guy, the girl and even his mom if she lives in the house. Certain strict laws will get you serious jail time for that. Lots of women will refrain from calling for help situations like this. Now think of all of the young dealers with young girlfriends… I think they need to feel safe enoug to call for help. Sometimes (often) girls are dumb and blind when it comes to love, and they think they can change the guy’s ways. Who cares? I want any girl who feels in danger to feel that she can call the police for help. And having drugs on you in a position you can’t do that. plus 12 bundles is enough to charge someone with distribution bur for a user is not that much. So she probably just bought that for herself, she’s not poor.

  6. aims says:

    sadly I’ve watched teen moms, and this piece of work was the most offensive to me. She is an absolute mess, and if ever there was an argument for forced sterilization, pay attention to this crackhead and you would be on board. She is selfish, self involved, a thief and a bankrupt human being.

  7. Mimi says:

    I don’t know what it is about this chick, but I just want to give her a hug. She is a complete mess and is solely responsible for said mess, but still. I don’t know… it’s just sad.

  8. Sam says:

    What really amazes me is that her mother had the guts to actually get a child support order. Most grandparents don’t. And that she had the guts to report her for non-payment. Go Barb!

  9. Lisalou says:

    I doubt she is ever going to change. She has lost herself to the drug. I saw this happen before. My sister died from it.

  10. magpie says:

    Um, where was the kid during all this?

  11. Murphy says:

    Everytime they get busted its because they get into a fight, call the cops and the cops come and search the house! Hey geniuses, stop allowing the cops into your house!

    • Meredith says:

      People who are high on drugs don’t make logical decisions – i.e. if you have drugs on the coffee table, maybe you should just meet the cops on the front porch and talk to them there. Or put the drugs away 1st. I work with the courts and people drunk or on drugs make laughably bad decisions. Example : guy who was in court on drug charges, knew he would be searched coming into court and still had a bag of pot on him when he got to court. And then he ran from the cops at the security check.

    • samab says:

      I’ve been on and i can assure you cops are never ever taken in consideration.They’re not just addict and abusive they’re STUPID

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Mess!! And poor Jace!

  13. janie says:

    What a mess.. Jace is in the middle. She needs ordered therapy, maybe it would work for her.

  14. Joy says:

    She has so many “supporters” on twitter who believe every crackie word she says. It’s unreal.

  15. lem says:

    honestly i don’t understand why it wasn’t cancelled after amber portwood ended up in a max security prison.

  16. roxy750 says:

    This is some sad SH*t!! But it’s a reality for a growing majority of young and not so young parents in the new and newer generations. Kids come in last place…#1–hair, makeup, clothes, being skinny, going out and getting attention, partying, taking pics of yourself constantly and posting pics of you everywhere to get attention and have people to tell you how sexy you are. #2—getting a loser boyfriend and doing things with him #3.—then comes the kid. MOrals are completely skewed these days and people just are not taking the right priorities. How many times must someone be taught sex=babies and they take all your attention and your money and you have to WORK hard to pay for bills, etc. And also drugs=F&*ked up life! Ugh…its exhausting.

  17. Audrey says:

    Yet she’s always yelling at her mom for not letting her take her son/have him sleepover/start getting custody again

    This is why. She always goes back to being a mess

  18. Amanda says:

    Never in my life has someone I don’t even know personally made me so angry. She needs to be sent to prison. Now hopefully she will. Her poor little boy. He should have been put up for adoption. He deserves better.

  19. Quinn says:

    These two don’t have two working brain cells between then. I believe jenelle has more impulse control issues than bipolar disorder, and adding drugs to ICD is a piss poor idea. Jace would be better off with a pack of wolves.

  20. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    Who cares. She’s trash, but what really kills me is that child isn’t strapped in a car seat! He’s still young enough and small enough he needs to be in a forward facing harness or at LEAST a high backed booster. UGh.

  21. Cirque28 says:

    IDEK what this lost girl needs. Maybe adopting a regular meditation practice would help her calm the hell down. Then get an education, work on developing a conscience, learn what a stable life actually looks like… because miserable, high and caught in the revolving door of the criminal justice system is no way to go through life.

  22. juststeph says:

    Not to be a pc officer, but “she’s admitted that she is bipolar.” Is kind of hurtful. Its not a dirty little secret. Sorry, it just bothers me.

    Plus, how could she have been diagnosed since being on the show? I am pretty sure this has been something she discovered since becoming a cast member. A psychiatrist would not dx that if the person is an abuser. So I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that she lied about her drug use.

    • Cirque28 says:

      But if a psychiatrist wouldn’t diagnose her while abusing drugs, how do people get that dual diagnosis thing?

      Not sarcasm, just curious.

      And I agree with you about bipolar not being a shameful secret.

      • juststeph says:

        Well you can get a dual diagnosis for lots of things. I have bpII, and social anxiety. I was an addict for years, and didnt know i was bp until i had gotten clean. Once I cleaned up and eventually got on meds the need toself medicate completely disappeared. BP is an illness of extreme highs and lows. The dsmIV explicitely states that they can not be caused by a substance.

  23. Michele says:

    Don’t care about a thing except, where’s the baby???

  24. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    What bothers me is that “Barb” cant be Mother of the year in my opinion if Jenelle turned out the way she did. I worry for Jace being in her care as well. Granted being with Jenelle is out of the question…but how great is being with Grandma. She shes not too well wound herself and like shes one step away from getting in peoples faces herself. She doesnt strike me as the soft, loving cookie baking grandma everybody would want. Sheesh! Poor little guy! Id gladly adopt him!