Hawks' Miles Plumlee Arrested for Marijuana Possession in New York

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2017

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 20: Miles Plumlee #18 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw against the Orlando Magic on January 20, 2017 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Atlanta Hawks big man Miles Plumlee was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession in August. 

Veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey (h/t Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) broke the news. Police records obtained by the Shelter Island Reporter (h/t Yahoo Sports' Ben Rohrbach) confirmed the arrest and noted Plumlee "posted $100 cash bail" after the arrest.

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

Rohrbach explained the NBA's collective bargaining agreement still features marijuana on its list of banned substances, meaning players face the marijuana treatment program after a first violation. According to Rohrbach, a second violation can lead to a $25,000 fine, while a third can lead to a five-game suspension.

The Hawks acquired Plumlee during the offseason as part of the package they received from the Charlotte Hornets in the Dwight Howard trade.

He played 45 games for the Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks last season and averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.