'Love & Hip Hop' Star Sentenced To Rehab for Failed Drug Tests

By McCarton Ackerman 12/26/14

Reality star Stevie J has failed ten drug tests since June, violating his bail agreement.


One of the stars of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been ordered to 30 days of inpatient rehab after flunking 10 drug tests while out on bail.

Judge Andrew Peck ordered Steven “Stevie J” Jordan to attend an inpatient drug program after he tested positive for cocaine and marijuana on 10 different randomized drug tests. Jordan was originally busted by authorities in June for failing to pay $1 million in child support payments for his two children. He was released on $25,000 bail, but has failed a series of random drug tests in the last six months, which is a clear violation of his bail agreement.

His attorney, Michael Bellinger, objected to the rehab sentence, arguing that Jordan "can’t support his family” and pay off his debts while locked up. However, Peck declared that he was “sorely tempted to revoke bail at this stage” and that Jordan was lucky to not be in jail after his latest failed test. The 43-year-old managed to remain clean for seven weeks after his arrest in June, but seems to have fallen hard off the wagon since then.

This isn’t the first drug scandal attached to the show, however. Co-star and wife, Joseline Hernandez, was accused of allegedly being high on crack cocaine during a brawl that took place at the reunion show in July. Sources claim that Hernandez and Jordan became upset after co-star Benzino called him a “crackhead,” which sparked the brawl.

Althea Eaton, who was punched in the face by Hernandez, claims she saw her smoking crack cocaine out of a pipe backstage during the show. Hernandez reportedly attacked other co-stars and even bit the flesh off a security guard during the brawl. Her former manager, Safari, also posted an Instagram message that read, “it’s sad 2 c people u once had love 4 go out bad…drugs WILL destroy u b4 anyone can!”

Eaton is suing Hernandez for assault. Hernandez has denied any drug usewriting on Twitter last July that “a hater can’t say NOTHING about me. I’m high off life. Get with it.”

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.