An arrest warrant issued was issued for Mindy McCready yesterday (10AUG05), after she reportedly violated her probation on a drug charge.

A judge signed off on the warrant on Monday (08AUG05) because McCready left Tennessee without getting permission from her probation officer and didn't report to the officer during July (05), according to Williamson County Sheriff's officials.

According to authorities, this is McCready's second probation violation, meaning she cannot post bond this time and will likely have to serve time in jail.

The probation violations stem from charges brought against the GUYS DO IT ALL THE TIME singer last year (04), when she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining the painkiller OxyContin at a pharmacy in Williamson County. She was fined $4,000 (GBP2,200), sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

McCready violated her probation on 6 May (05) when she was charged with driving under the influence in Nashville. Just a few days later, her boyfriend, WILLIAM McKNIGHT, was charged with attempted murder after allegedly beating her in her home.

Last month (JUL05), McCready was released from a Florida hospital after an apparent suicide attempt at a hotel.