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NBA player Zach Randolph arrested with 2lbs of marijuana after recently signing $24 million contract

August 12, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
NBA player Zach Randolph arrested with 2lbs of marijuana after recently signing $24 million contract

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Sacramento Kings player Zach Randolph arrested for possessing two pounds of weed

Veteran NBA player Zach Randolph was taken into custody on marijuana charges in L.A. which then resulted in a disturbance that caused several patrol vehicles to be vandalized.

Randolph, who recently signed a $24 million two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, was arrested on Wednesday for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado revealed.

According to TMZ, Zach Randolph had enough marijuana to be charged with a felony with more than two pounds in his backpack.

“The charges are false and misleading,” Randolph’s agent and lawyer Raymond Brothers said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Once Randolph, and another man, were taken into custody, the crowd quickly became chaotic.


Authorities on patrol noticed a crowd drinking, smoking weed, playing music and blocking streets.

Police called for backup when the group increased in size and people started throwing bottles and rocks.

Five patrol vehicles and one sheriff’s car had with smashed windows and slashed tires. No officers were hurt.

Officers also apprehended 43-year-old Stanley Walton on suspicion of carrying a firearm as an ex-convict.

During the incident, police seized two firearms, impounded two cars, and confiscated narcotics.

Randolph was released on Thursday on $20,000. He is next scheduled to appear in court on August 31.

The man, who is a 16-year NBA veteran, played eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies before he signed with the Sacramento Kings last month.

The Kings released a statement Thursday saying the team has been informed of the situation.

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