Paige Drummond, the 19-year old daughter of one of the world’s most famous chefs and homemakers, was arrested in mid-April.
The details of this arrest are only just coming to light now.
According to legal documents obtained by E! News and other outlets, the teenage child of Ree Drummond (also known as The Pioneer Woman) was taken into custody this spring for having and consuming alcohol.
(How dare she, right?!?)
Based on these papers, Paige was charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age, as well as public intoxication.
The records show she was charged and taken to jail in mid-April in her home state of Oklahoma.
Paige is Reed’s second oldest child.
According to a document filed by a district attorney, Paige “did appear in a drunken condition” in the city of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The crime is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fee of up to $500, although, come on, let’s face it: Clearly the 19-year old will not face punishments this harsh.
Nor should she probably, in our opinion.
There’s a little bit more to report, however:
The teenager was found in possession of an open container of beer, to which the legal document claimed she “did unlawfully possess and consume a non-intoxicating beverage, containing more than one-half of one-percent of alcohol measured by weight, in a public place.”
The daughter of this wildly popular food blogger and television host paid a total of $404.50 thus far in court fees for the alleged crimes.
Ree sky-rocketed to fame through her Food Network program, but she has also released a number of recipe books and has earned universal acclaim throughout the food world.
Ree also has a 21-year-old daughter Alex, who recently graduated from college, and two teenage sons, Bryce and Todd.
She has frequently jokeed to her followers about how strict she is as a parent, saying, for instance, that she refuses to say the word “boyfriend” for her daughters’ significant others.
We’d call that more odd than strict, but hey. To each her own, we suppose.
Ree has not yet commented on the charges against her daughter.
In addition to her widely successful television show, Ree’s culinary career includes a line of cookbooks and cookware, all of which spawned from a simple blog.
She’s a role model to many followers.
Columbia Pictures even acquired the film rights to her book From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels in March 2010, but hasn’t made any forward progression since that time.
What do you think?
Should Paige Drummond spend any time in jail?