Hawks forward Mike Scott faces felony drug charges after he was arrested in Banks County on Thursday morning.
Scott, who just completed his third season with the Hawks, was arrested along with his brother, Antonn Imhotep Scott, for possession of marijuana and MDMA, known as Molly.
According to a report from the Banks County Sheriff’s office, deputies attempted to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe on Interstate 85 driven by Antonn Scott for following too closely to other vehicles at 9 a.m.
The vehicle failed to yield to police and reached a speed of up to 98 mph.
The vehicle traveled for two miles before finally stopping for police. The deputies found over an ounce of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA.
The two were arrested and taken to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. Mike Scott, 27, of Smyrna, was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug.
Antonn Scott, 20 of Acworth, was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers, following too closely, felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug.
According to a jail administrator in Banks County, Mike Scott's bond was set at $8,100, and Antonn Scott's was set at $9,300.
“We are aware of the situation involving Mike Scott this morning," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Out of respect for the legal process, we will not have any additional comment at this time.”
Scott was a second-round draft pick out of Virginia in 2012. He re-signed with the Hawks for three seasons last year. He is scheduled to make $3.3 million next season and the Hawks have a $3.3 million team option for the 2016-17 season.
He appeared in 68 games last season and averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes.
-- Staff writer Tyler Estep contributed to this article.
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