Sean Avery arrested for drug possession; lawyer claims they're prescription

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<span style=color: #666666; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px;>MONTREAL, CANADA - NOVEMBER 19: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers takes a shot against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on November 19, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens won 4-0. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)</span>
MONTREAL, CANADA - NOVEMBER 19: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers takes a shot against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on November 19, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens won 4-0. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Former New York Rangers agitator Sean Avery is reportedly in trouble with the law.  

According to the publication 27east.com, Avery was arrested following a traffic stop in Southampton, New York on Sept. 30. He was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. All charges were misdemeanors.

According to 27east.com:

Police said the criminal mischief charge stemmed from an incident the day before, when Mr. Avery, who lives in the village, reportedly threw objects at passing vehicles. Police could not specify where that incident took place, but on Monday, police radio transmissions indicated that Mr. Avery had contacted authorities about speeding cars on David Whites Lane. 

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Additionally, during the traffic stop, Mr. Avery was found to be in possession of two prescription drugs, acetaminophen with oxycodone and roxicodone.

Avery tweeted this Tuesday – the day the news was reported. It appears to be some sort of drug prescription list.

Per the New York Post

“Mr. Avery has prescriptions for the medications that were the basis of this charge,” said his lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., adding that they “look forward” to addressing the criminal mischief charges in court.

Recently Avery launched a career of building homes in Southampton. Last summer he wrote a piece for Players’ Tribune, trying to better explain himself as a hockey player and how he transitioned into life away from the sport. 

Avery played 580 games in an NHL career that spanned from 2001-02 through 2011-12. He also made a name for himself as a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”

According to the Post, Avery is supposed to marry Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hilary Rhoda this month.

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