Scott County Basketball Star Had Cocaine In Shoe

There's new information about a high school basketball star arrested at Scott County High School.

A police report shows Bud Makey had 1.6 grams of cocaine in his shoe at the time of his arrest.

The Herald Leader reports Mackey told school administrators he was delivering it to someone else.

Mackey was considered a top pick for the Mr. Basketball title and committed to play at Indiana University.


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  • by pj Location: georgetown on Oct 6, 2007 at 07:35 PM
    i would bet it is not the first time he has been in trouble for drugs. wonder how many times school looked the other way. You dont all of a sudden have grams of coke in your shoe
  • by Cheech Location: Hooterville on Oct 5, 2007 at 05:14 AM
    COKE is it . maybe he should try Pepsi next time .
  • by Patty Location: Kentucky on Oct 4, 2007 at 07:47 PM
    My question IS...why in the world is this kid going to IN and not UK if he is SO good? Like my grandma always said, "You are as good as the company you keep." Even if this kid was "delivering" the drugs for someone else he still is as guilty as they are. Poor feller. I'd bet a crisp 100 dollar bill that he never bounces a basketball on a college court.
  • by me Location: everywhere on Oct 4, 2007 at 01:01 PM
    He isn't being rewarded with a scholarship, if they continue it. He earned it over the last 4 years and is simply being allowed to KEEP it. I think some of the posters on here have a problem with student athletes and their being able to get scholarships, period. Maybe they can't jump, lol
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 4, 2007 at 12:57 PM
    Ben, Fred, all you lil crazy-facetious- sarcastic jokesters...watch out, your head will roll in this particular comment area! This is a dead serious situation (one that occurs daily in our schools by - gasp - NON ATHLETES, too!!) But I think this case has really hit a nerve more than the other hundreds of kids getting caught with drugs in school. I'm trying to figure out why he's brought out the haters. Because he's a basketball player? I would think that his obvious ability to adhere to discipline as an athlete and be able to meet grade requirements would be a plus in determining his punishment here, not a detriment. How about all those other little - cough, white - kids who don't play ball that get caught?
  • by Chris Location: Lexington on Oct 4, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    So if an 18 year old athlete who is maintaining his grades and has a scholarship to attend higher education gets in trouble, just let him sink huh. Let's put him in jail and let him learn the prison side of life cause that'll help him (and us) a lot when he gets out. No sense in letting him get an education and getting back on track so he can move on. There are many, many children just like this who have a very good chance of redeeming themselves and leading a great life if allowed to make it up. Are you seriously saying an 18 year old kid shouldn't be given a chance? You can't be that cynical.
  • by Hello Location: Lex on Oct 4, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    For Chris and Mel - If he's old enough to read, he understands the rules. He broke the rules (law) and to reward him with a bb scholarship is like saying, "oh well, he screwed up big time but it's okay." BS BS BS BS BS! Yeah, he's a kid but he's old enough to know about the consequences of drugs. Sorry, no sympathy here folks.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Oct 4, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    To me from somewhere: Have you ever heard of SARCASM? Calm down and get a life. It was a joke. You kow, that's one of the biggest problems we have with society nowadays. People take EVERYTHING too seriously.
  • by Chris Location: Lexington on Oct 4, 2007 at 08:15 AM
    What I hope is the administrators of Indiana university are not as short-sighted as some of these raving posters and look at the whole situation - first offense? grades? - before condemning this very young boy to hell over the same thing that your children are probably involved in too. I bet you'd be hiring attorneys and getting them counseling and second chances if it were your high school senior, not saying throw his/her butt in jail and leave them there.
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 4, 2007 at 08:03 AM
    Did it cross anybody's mind that perhaps going to IN to play ball, after serving some consequence for this, might just help one more teenager get OFF drugs and in a different lifestyle and become a productive citizen whether in IN or KY? Wouldn't that be the better choice than an 18-year old sitting in jail, or are we just so infuriated by this one of many teenagers who are involved in drugs that we just want to lynch him. Why this one, in particular? How about rehab, how about a chance for this very young boy to turn his life around and get an education? Guess that's just too grey an area for black and white people (no pun intended, but...)
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