Hawks forward Mike Scott arrested on felony drug charges
Atlanta Hawks reserve forward Mike Scott is facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Homer, Ga., on Thursday morning.
Scott, 27, was the passenger in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe that allegedly failed to yield to Banks County deputies after officers attempted to stop the vehicle for following other vehicles too closely on Interstate 85. Scott's brother, Antonn Imhotep Scott, 20, was the vehicle's driver.
Per the Banks County Sheriff's Office's release: "As deputies attempted to make the traffic stop, the driver sped up to 98 mph and failed to stop for deputies. The driver continued for two miles and finally stopped near mile marker 156. … The occupants advised that they did have marijuana in the vehicle."
Officers found an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA in the vehicle, according to the report.
Scott and his brother were arrested and transported to Banks County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center on charges of felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. Antonn Imhotep Scott was additionally charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers and following too closely.
Mike Scott, the Hawks' second-round pick in 2012, played 16.5 minutes per game during the 2014-15 season. He averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in a reserve role for the Eastern Conference finalists.
The Associated Press reported that the Hawks are aware of the situation but would provide no additional comment.