Brother of Walter Scott arrested for drug possession

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A brother of Walter Scott was arrested early Saturday morning on a drug-related offense.

Anthony Scott was charged with possession of cocaine and given a citation for the open container.

A judge set bond at $15,000 Saturday. Scott has since been released, according to jail records.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, reports of a suspicious vehicle on Dunbar Street in West Ashley were called in around 2:20 a.m.

As a deputy arrived at the scene, she observed a vehicle parked in the roadway with its headlights off. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver, later identified as 54-year-old Anthony Scott, put the vehicle in reverse and began to drive off.

The responding deputies initiated their emergency lights and sirens and the vehicle stopped after driving a short distance.

While searching the vehicle, deputies located an open container of alcohol in the center console and a pipe used for smoking marijuana elsewhere in the vehicle. Deputies also located 0.2 grams of cocaine in Scott's pants pocket.

Scott's brother, Walter Scott, was shot and killed by former North Charleston Police officer Michael Slager during a traffic stop on April 4, 2015. The shooting was caught on camera by a passerby and sparked outrage across the country.

Slager, who plead guilty to federal charges in a plea deal last month, is currently waiting to be sentenced.

He faces anywhere between parole and life in prison.

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