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Mike Scott facing up to 25 years in prison for two drug charges

The Hawks forward could be facing serious time

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After being arrested last month, Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott now faces up to 25 years in prison on two felony drug charges, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore.

From Vivlamore:

An initial court date in the case could take several months to be placed on the calendar as the drugs have been set to an independent lab for processing, according to the Banks County Assistant District Attorney. That would mean an initial court appearance would come during the upcoming NBA season.

Scott was arrested back on July 30 after a vehicle he was a passenger in that was driven by his brother was pulled over in Banks County, where police found 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of Schedule I drug MDMA, better known as Molly.

Scott has yet to face disciplinary action from the Atlanta Hawks organization, or the NBA. Vivlamore also notes that the NBA does not have to wait for the legal process to conclude in order for them to be able to hand out punishment.