Mike Scott pled not guilty to two counts of felony drug possession
Mike Scott pled not guilty to two counts of felony drug possession (Brett Davis / USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Scott, a forward for the Atlanta Hawks who gained nationwide attention for his emoji tattoos, has reportedly pled not guilty to two counts of felony drug charges on Tuesday, according to Jordan Hill of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Police stopped Scott and his brother Antonn on I-85¬†last July. The two were pulled over for tailgating and upon searching the vehicle, the officer found large amounts of marijuana and MDMA, or molly — 35.2 grams of pot and 10.9 of molly, to be exact. Scott took full responsibility for the situation, saying his brother had no knowledge about the drugs. Scott was facing up 25 years in prison, 15 for the MDMA possession and 10 for the marijuana possession.

The United States ranks drugs under two schedules: I and II. Hardcore drugs or narcotics fall under the former, while most of the others fall under the latter.

Per HG.org, Georgia law states that possession of a Schedule I or II drug is a felony, and sentencing can fall anywhere from 2 to 15 years; possessions of an ounce or more of marijuana is also a felony, and that can land get you 1 to 10 years in prison.

The 2012 second-round pick appeared in 75 games for the Hawks last season and averaged 6.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and shot 39 percent from three in 15 minutes per game.

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