Ga. mom from '16 and Pregnant' faces drug charges
Sunday, June 5, 2011
ROME, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia mother who appeared on an episode of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" has been arrested on drug charges.
Authorities say 37-year-old April Michelle Purvis was arrested Sunday morning during a road check in Floyd County. Purvis is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Purvis and her daughter Whitney were featured in the first season of the popular reality show about teenage pregnancy.
A passenger in her car was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Police say a drug dog found the marijuana between the seats of the car and the meth in Purvis' pocket.
It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney. A message left at a number listed in Purvis' name was not returned.