We broke the story ... Evans -- who played Officer Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live" -- was arrested last week following the alleged drug deal.
A rep for the L.A. County District Attorney tells TMZ, Evans was charged with one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance. He's due in court today for his arraignment.
1:37 PM PT -- Scott just appeared in criminal court with his high-powered lawyer Shepard Kopp ... and pled not guilty to the cocaine charge. He's due back in court on January 14th.