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Report: UGA's Justin Scott-Wesley cited for marijuana possession

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

An officer allegedly found marijuana residue in Justin Scott-Wesley's dorm room. (USATSI)
An officer allegedly found marijuana residue in Justin Scott-Wesley's dorm room. (USATSI)
After tearing his ACL in early October, Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley won't be playing again for the Bulldogs until 2014 at the earliest. But when he does, he might be facing a suspension after being arrested on a possession of marijuana charge Thursday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other outlets reported Friday that a campus police officer found a glass pipe and a marijuana "grinder" with residue of the drug during a search of Scott-Wesley's dorm room late Wednesday night. A warrant for Scott-Wesley's arrest was issued Thursday, and the sophomore from Camilla, Ga. turned himself in Thursday afternoon.

Scott-Wesley was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of a "drug object," both misdemeanors.

Per the Macon Telegraph, a female was present with Scott-Wesley when an officer traced the smell of marijuana to his dorm room, but was cleared of any wrongdoing. Scott-Wesley initially declined to allow the officer to search the room, but eventually relented. In addition to the paraphernalia, the Telegraph reported the officer recovered "two small red Ziplog baggies containing what proved to be pot."

Scott-Wesley was the Bulldogs' second-leading receiver at the time of his injury (and still is), with 16 catches for 311 yards on the season.

Violations of the Georgia athletic department's policy on marijuana usage (as in the case of defender Josh Harvey-Clemons) require a mandatory suspension.

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