Hawks forward Mike Scott faces up to 25 years on drug charges

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Hawks forward Mike Scott arrested on felony drug charges
Wednesday August 12th, 2015

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott faces up to 25 years in prison on two felony drug charges stemming from his arrest last month, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police found 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of Schedule I drug MDMA, also known as Molly, in Scott's car. Possession of MDMA carries a maximum charge of 15 years in prison while the marijuana charge could carry a possible ten-year sentence.

Banks County in Georgia awaits lab tests on drugs to be confirmed before setting a court date.

An initial court appearance date remains to be determined, but could come during the upcoming NBA season.

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The 27-year-old Scott has spent all three years of his career in Atlanta. In 68 games in 2014–15, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

Scott remains under contract with the Hawks through the end of the 2016–17 season after signing a three-year, $10 million extension with the team in August 2014.

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