Ben Rathbun became known for his relationship with Mahogany Roca on the popular TLC show, 90 Day Fiance. The couple has been flawed from the start but, they're story is still being written. It's not clear if the couple is engaged or not. And, we will only find out as their most recent season of 90 Day airs out. In the meantime however, fans have been following other news about Rathbun.
Cuffing Season And Not The Kind You're Thinking
Rathbun found himself on the TLC show after finding love with a woman from Peru. But unfortunately 'cuffing season' took a turn for him. The reality star found himself cuffed but not in the way he was hoping.
Rathbun was arrested in September 2020 and told InTouch the detailed story. He revealed, "I went to help a homeless couple living at a Red Roof Inn, and when they offered me a little plastic cup of wine, I stupidly accepted. When I left, I felt so tired I stopped at a hotel for the night and completely lost the next 24 hours."
He continued to share, "Apparently, they had spiked the drink. The next day, I attempted to drive home and hit the curb, disabling my car. The police did a breathalyzer and found no alcohol, but later they did a blood draw at the station and found Flubromazolom in my system."
According to the National Library of Medicine, Flubromazolam is a "designer benxodiazepine and the role of flumazenil." It is said to be used as a form of self-medication for anxiety, reducing symptons of prescription benzodiazepine withdrawal, and recreational intoxication.
For this arrest Rathbun received fines and 18 months probation. He has to complete community service, educational courses, counseling, and submit to random drug tests as well. And, this was only the beginning.
From One Arrest To The Next
Rathbun was found to have violated his probation which led to a second arrest, his most recent one. He shared the truth of what happened however, it didn't do much good for him. In fact, it led to his dismissal from his job wit the Michigan Lupus Foundation.
Rathbun shared the truth of second arrest saying, "I met all the requirements and never had a positive test. However, when the court allowed me to move to another state, they mailed a summons to the wrong address. It was my fault because I needed to make sure I was getting all notices, but by the time I found out, it was too late, and I missed my appointment. So a warrant was issued for my arrest. I immediately drove 14 hours and turned myself in to the court, and spent a night in jail."