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Coach son Garrett Reid back in prison

May 13, 2009 8:47:49 PM PDT
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections confirmed to Action News Wednesday that Garrett Reid, son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, is back in prison.The Montgomery County District Attorney tells Action News that Garrett Reid failed yet another drug test.

A source close to the situation says Garrett was acting erratically.

A drug test was administered and when he failed he was picked up and sent back to state prison.

Garrett Reid was serving time at the halfway house as part of a two year sentence for pleading guilty to smuggling close to a hundred prescription pills into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

"I'm very concerned about Garrett, giving what I know today; I'm still trying to put together all the pieces of the puzzle to find out exactly what happened," Garrett Reid's attorney Tim Woodward said.

Woodward says Garrett seemed to be doing well in his drug rehabilitation. Andy Reid's oldest son has fought addiction to heroin for several years.

"From what I know he was doing well. He was committed to his sobriety. He wanted to get rehabilitated. He was at the right place to get rehabilitated, that's why I'm at a loss for what happened, and that's why we're trying to find some answers to what happened," Woodward said.

Garrett's first trouble with the law occurred in January 2007.

While high on heroin, he crashed his SUV into a car in Plymouth Meeting injuring another motorist.

He then failed several drug tests awaiting sentencing and it appears his addiction has gotten the best of him once again.

"It's a cunning, powerful disease and I and family are concerned at this point," Woodward said.

Garrett could face a lengthy sentence behind bars.

He'll now go before a judge who will decide his fate.

Legal experts say he caught a break in his earlier guilty plea and this time he may not be as fortunate.

Garrett's younger brother Britt has also served time for a DUI and a road rage incident where he flashed a gun at another driver.

The Philadelphia Eagles said they have nocomment on this story.

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