Hawks center Miles Plumlee cited on marijuana charge

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Hawks center Miles Plumlee cited on marijuana charge

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Miles Plumlee (21) fouls Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Hawks center Miles Plumlee recently was cited on a charge of marijuana possession.

The Shelter Island Record, citing a police report, said Plumlee was arrested on Aug. 20 and issued a “field appearance ticket” for misdemeanor marijuana possession. The report said Plumlee and two other individuals posted $100 cash bail.

“We are aware of the situation involving Miles,” the Hawks said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Depending on the outcome of the case, Plumlee 

could be subject to the NBA’s marijuana program. 

A first offense requires players to enter counseling with no additional penalty. A second offense results in a fine, a third offense triggers a five-game suspension and subsequent violations each carry an additional five-game suspension. 

The Hawks acquired Plumlee in June as part of a trade with the Hornets. The Hawks sent center Dwight Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 draft to Charlotte for Plumlee, guard Marco Belinelli and the No. 41 overall pick in the 2017 draft. 

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