Report: Hawks center Miles Plumlee charged possession of marijuana

It's a class B misdemeanor punishable by 3 months in jail.

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks center Miles Plumee was charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in Shelter Island, N.Y., according to the Shelter Island Reporter.

The incident happened more than two weeks ago, but it went unnoticed until an NBA columnist who lives in Shelter Island reported it on Tuesday.

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According to the local police blotter, Plumlee was charged on Aug. 20. He was cited and issued a field appearance ticket for criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree, or less than 2 ounces according to New York State Penal Law.

It's a class B misdemeanor punishable by 3 months in jail.

According to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement, if a player is convicted for the use or possession of marijuana, he will be entered into the league's the Marijuana Program. Other offenses lead to fines and suspensions.

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

The Hawks acquired Plumlee in addition to Marco Belenelli in exchange for Dwight Howard in June.

Plumlee played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Hornets last season. The center averaged just 2.5 points per game in all of last year and 2.1 rebounds per game.