Posted November 01, 2013

Report: Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley arrested on marijuana charges

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Justin Scott-Wesley was a key piece of Georgia's offense before tearing his ACL. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Justin Scott-Wesley was a key part of Georgia’s offense before tearing his ACL. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, who is out for the season with a knee injury, was arrested Wednesday on marijuana charges, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The report states that housing personnel at Scott-Wesley’s campus dorm detected an odor from the player’s room. The redshirt sophomore was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession/use of a drug object.

According to police records, UGA Police officer Matt Browning was dispatched to the dormitory at 10:41 p.m., Wednesday. The officer traced the smell on the first floor of the dorm to Scott-Wesley’s room. After Scott-Wesley was confronted and admitted to smoking marijuana, he grudgingly gave consent to search his room and a glass pipe and marijuana “grinder” were located in a desk drawer. No significant quantities of marijuana were found but the residue in the grinder resulted in the possession charges, according to the report.

However, an arrest warrant was not issued until Thursday morning. Scott-Wesley turned himself in to the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 4:19 p.m. on Thursday and was released three hours later on a total $4,000 in bond. He was booked under his given name of Justin Bernard Wesley.

Georgia officials could not be immediately reached for comment by the AJC.

Scott-Wesley tore his ACL against Tennessee on Oct. 5. At the time of his injury, he was second on the team with 16 receptions for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

18 comments
RichW
RichW

Stupid stone head criminal. How dare he smoke a joint? Now excuse me while I drink my 12 pack and fifth of scotch!

RichardHernandez
RichardHernandez

Suspended 1 half? Voted back on the team? The school will investigate and say there is no proof?

SteveRowFla
SteveRowFla

I think only weaklings smoke dope, but that aside, $4k in bond?!  You can get a lower bond for that for much worse offenses.

hfuhruhurr
hfuhruhurr

Why is it that minor marijuana possession/use is the only issue on the internet not to incite debate?  Everyone is overwhelmingly for its decriminalization.  As much as I would love any chance to bash anything SEC related, this guy gets a pass from me.  In fact, he gets my condolences.  

RichW
RichW

The United States has more prisoners than any other nation on earth. This is both in terms of percentage and total numbers. I hope this young man doesn't lose future employment for smoking a plant. I lost out on a government job recently when I admitted a minor misdemeanor. In college I had disturbed the peace. I plead "no contest" and served 40 hours of community service. I had no idea it would boomerang and nail me so many years later in life.

Ononss1
Ononss1

Shouldn't even be a crime. 


twodown71
twodown71

Arrested for residue in a grinder??   Good gosh our marijuana laws are so outdated.   Ridiculous to clog up the court systems even more with something this minor.

Uhhhhdel
Uhhhhdel

What a waste of time, money, and this kid's life over getting high late at night at his dorm room. Over react much?

drmuon
drmuon

Wow.. really..  They need to legalize pot and stop wasting everyone's time and money.   I get it if the team doesn't want him to get high but arrested?

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

@SteveRowFla LMFAO.....funniest comment I've seen all day....

Next time you're out back at a biker bar, go share your opinion. That'll be even funnier....


bubbalooey
bubbalooey

@RichW   I had many "minor misdemeanors" but was hired by the federal government and had a 'secret' clearance.......  the reason might have been you were not "qualified" for the position........

RichW
RichW

@bubbalooey @RichW 

I went through the application process and was called in for the fingerprint process. They gave me a form asking about ANY conviction, and like a fool I admitted the misdemeanor which had happened in 1999. Shortly after, I received an email saying I did not get the job. I did not lie, overstate qualifications, or anything like that. I see no other reason the job was denied at that stage of the process except my admission of the misdemeanor. Since then, I lie on job applications and say I am conviction free.

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

@JeromeAyalon @Uhhhhdel Exactly why I left that backwoods joint (good pun, actually) the day after high (ooo...another one!) school....

RichW
RichW

@btcvsolo @RichW @bubbalooey 

You both seem very experienced and well informed, but I just can't understand why I went through the entire application process. I had already told them my qualifications long before. THEN they call me in for fingerprinting. I assumed I had the position. Wouldn't you think that's a safe assumption? Absolutely nothing changed except the day I was fingerprinted I admitted the prior.

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

@RichW @bubbalooey Sounds to me like your prior had NO influence on your being rejected for the gig. I regularly work nuclear, power plant & other high profile targets & security is tight. Everyone -from a secretary to a project manager- has to have a BG check. The ones that hide stuff are not allowed in. I admit EVERYTHING up front and it hasn't been an issue. Good luck going forward....