Former Penn State football player Austin Scott charged with dealing marijuana

The Morning CallOctober 31, 2013 

Parkland High School graduate and former Penn State football player Austin T. Scott was charged Wednesday with dealing marijuana in Lehigh County.

Scott, 28, of Allentown sold pot to undercover police officers on at least four occasions between July 18 and Wednesday, delivering a bag each time in Whitehall Township, South Whitehall Township and Allentown, police said.

Scott, who in 2011 signed as a semi-pro running back with the NEPA Miners in Lackawanna County, was arraigned by District Judge Patricia E. Warmkessel and released on $10,000 bail.

Police made a phone call to arrange their first purchase of marijuana from Scott on July 18, when an undercover officer met him at the Taco Bell on MacArthur Road in Whitehall, according to the police arrest affidavit.

Other pot purchases were made Sept. 11 at the A-Plus Sunoco on Mauch Chunk Road in South Whitehall; Oct. 4 at the Hess gas station on Tilghman and 19th streets in Allentown; and Wednesday, again at the Hess station, the affidavit says.

Scott’s home in the 2100 block of Allen Street was searched Wednesday, according to the affidavit. Police said they found green-brown vegetable matter, a scale and a glass pipe in his house.

In addition to several felony counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, Scott was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a communication device, his cellphone.

The case was investigated by the Lehigh County Drug Task Force. Whitehall Detective Andrew M. Artim prepared the charges.

In 2007, when Scott was with the Penn State Nittany Lions, he was thrown off the team when he was charged with rape. The charge later was dropped for lack of evidence.

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