Notable events in Garrett Reid's life

Posted: August 07, 2012

Timeline of news events related to Garrett Reid's struggles with drugs and legal difficulties:

Jan. 30, 2007 Garrett Reid speeds through a red light and crashes into another car in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. The other driver is seriously injured and has to be flown from the scene.

Reid admits to police that he used heroin that day, and police find drugs and paraphernalia, including syringes and a scale, in his Jeep.

On the same day, Reid's younger brother, Britt, gets into a road-rage argument and points a handgun at a driver in West Conshohocken.

Britt Reid later goes to the scene of his brother's crash, where police question him about the road-rage incident and tow his vehicle. Police find drugs and a shotgun in it.

Feb. 6, 2007 Britt Reid is charged with a litany of gun and drug offenses. His parents put up his bail.

Feb. 12, 2007 Coach Andy Reid announces he will take a leave of absence from the Eagles to deal with family matters.

Feb. 15, 2007 Garrett Reid is charged with 14 misdemeanor crimes, including assault and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

In court the next day, his lawyer says Garrett has been attending drug rehab.

July 26, 2007 Garrett Reid pleads guilty to drug and traffic charges, and apologizes for his actions. About two weeks later, Britt Reid pleads guilty to a felony gun charge and three misdemeanor charges.

Aug. 31, 2007 Garrett Reid is ordered confined to his home until sentencing after he tests positive for drugs. The amount of morphine found in his system is tiny, but the judge refused to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Oct. 16, 2007 Garrett Reid is jailed after missing a drug test. His lawyer says the missed test was merely a "miscommunication."

Two weeks later, he's jailed again for flunking a drug test.

Nov. 1, 2007 Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill sentences Garrett to two to 23 months in jail, and Britt to eight to 23 months. During a hearing, O'Neill describes the Reid home as a "drug emporium" and says the family is "in crisis."

Garrett Reid tells the judge he has struggled with drugs since age 18, but adds, "I'm at the point in my life where I have already made the decision that I don't want to die doing drugs."

Nov. 2, 2007 Garrett Reid is charged with attempting to smuggle 89 prescription pills into the Montgomery County jail after his earlier flunked drug test.

July 22, 2008 Garrett Reid is sentenced to two years in a relatively new state correctional program that combines incarceration and drug treatment.

May 13, 2009 Garrett Reid is sent to Graterford Prison when he tests positive for drugs after returning from an approved furlough at the Luzerne Treatment Center in Hunting Park.

- Troy Graham

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