Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott faces 25 years in prison on drug charges
Mike Scott, drafted by the Hawks in 2012, faces an early end to his NBA career. AP

MIKE Scott could be facing up to 25 years behind bars on two drug charges.

The 10.9 grams of Molly and 35.2 grams of marijuana found in the vehicle carrying Mike Scott and his brother during the July 30 arrest in Georgia carries 15-year and 10-year sentences.

Scott, released on a $8,100 bond, told police the drugs belonged to him, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

They Said It!

Many hoop players wanted to be in the NBA doing whatever it takes. This man thinks the penetentiary is a much better ground for his talent. Sayang talaga." - Jm Martirez 

Drafted by Atlanta with the 43rd overall pick in 2012, Scott has played all his three years in the NBA with the Hawks, has a $3.3 million non-guaranteed contract for the 2016-17 season.

Court date has yet to be set with the drugs still being tested by an independent laboratory, but the NBA does not have to wait until the legal process is concluded to hand down disciplinary measures.


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