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Top flyweight Ian McCall has recently found himself in a bit of trouble, as he was arrested on outstanding warrants earlier this week. The top flyweight has been very open about his troubled past with drug addiction, and one of the warrants he had involved illegal use of drugs, leading some to believe that his past had come back to haunt him.
Today, McCall's attorney, George Vargas, issued a statement to MMA Junkie regarding the arrest:
Ian's license had been suspended for unpaid traffic and parking tickets. The very next day, on June 15, Ian went to the Harbor Justice Center with his agent, and paid over $2,600 in fines. He, mistakenly, thought that the ticket from the previous day had been handled. A few weeks later, when the court date for that case came, Ian did not show, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
"On Aug. 14, once again, Ian was stopped while driving home from the gym. At that time he was arrested for the two warrants, one for not completing the 20 days of Cal Trans work (hard labor) for [a 2008 arrest on possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and paraphernalia], and the other for not showing up to court on the driving on a suspended license ticket that he had thought that he had handled.
Here, we get some reassurance from his lawyer, but we'll have to take that for what it's worth. At least we now can see that the drug charge was a very old one, coming from a 2008 arrest. McCall himself has yet to make a statement of his own. Ian's hearing is supposed to happen on September 13th, and hopefully there will be some closure on this issue. From what I can gather, McCall is only being charged for driving on a suspended license, and hopefully that's the most he'll be charged with.