Does it add up?
While Jenelle Evans was dating Kieffer Delp, drugs were a constant part of her life. In her memoir, Read Between the Lines, she opened up about the fact that Kieffer was the man who first introduced her to heroin, which became an addiction she struggled with and which even threatened her life. Luckily for Jenelle, the two eventually parted ways, and the Teen Mom went on to get clean from her addiction. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Kieffer.
Kieffer has now been arrested for operating a meth lab out of his own home, which makes it pretty clear that he hasn’t gotten out of the lifestyle. Now, fans are wondering just how he managed to fund his production.
The timing of Kieffer’s bust has been brought into question since he just made an appearance on one of Jenelle’s Teen Mom spinoffs. Along with this appearance came a sizable paycheck from MTV, and the timing seems to be just a little suspicious for many fans. Could MTV have unknowingly and indirectly funded Kieffer’s meth lab?
On Jan. 11, 2018, news broke that Kieffer Delp has been arrested for operating a meth lab out of his North Carolina home.
Unfortunately, this comes at the end of extensive drug use on Kieffer’s part. After all, he introduced Jenelle to heroin and other drugs, which she eventually got clean from. Not so much for Kieffer!
“Police received multiple complaints about a possible meth lab in the basement apartment and had been investigating it for a few weeks,” reported a local news outlet, the Post Gazette. “Upon conducting a search warrant, they found items and chemicals to substantiate the claim.”
Kieffer is now facing felony charges relating to the incident. His apartment was evacuated, according to a police officer, because with “all these chemicals together and during the process of making [meth], it could ultimately explode, which is why [they] evacuated the building while the product was being removed.”
‘Teen Mom’ Paycheck
Merely a few weeks ago, Kieffer was doing something else entirely. He appeared on MTV during Jenelle’s special, “The Ex-Files,” which chronicled the star’s life through the men she was dating at the time. Her exes all had a chance to give their sides of the story, and Kieffer worked with MTV to share what went down while he was dating Jenelle. We all know how that ended ― MTV probably wrote Kieffer a pretty decent paycheck. That led many fans to ask: could this paycheck be what funded his meth lab?
One viewer on Twitter, @bullshitje, pointed out that the MTV crews would have noticed if Kieffer was running a meth lab while they filmed… at least, hopefully.
“He actually had the film crew in there not too long ago,” they wrote. “He really must have started with that MTV check they gave him for this.”
User @realitytvhatter wrote, “Wonder when [Teen Mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman] will stop funding these idiots? That @MTV money from the Ex Files funded Keiffah to cook explosive drugs in a residential building and put innocent lives at risk. Repeatedly employing known drug abusers for ratings, how classy.”
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