Breaking: Kings’ Zach Randolph arrested, charged with marijuana possession and intent to sell
Sacramento Kings new acquisition Zach Randolph has been arrested on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday night, according LAPD reports, via ESPN.
The arrest arose due to a disturbance that ended with damage to five LAPD vehicles and one sheriff’s vehicle, according to the local ABC station in Los Angeles.
Police got there after seeing a group of people smoking marijuana, drinking alcohol and bumping loud music. After attempting to disperse the crowd, the disturbance escalated.
Randolph was arrested at 11 p.m. PT and booked at 4:23 a.m. Thursday, according to local police — his bail was set at $20,000. Another man in the group, an ex-con was arrested for possession of a gun, according to the report.
Randolph is fresh off a move to Sacramento, signing a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings after spending his last eight seasons in Memphis, where he was a vital part of the Grit-n-Grind culture established within the organization.
The 36-year-old is a two-time All-Star and a 16-year veteran of the league. He accepted a transition to a sixth-man role last season and exceeded expectations, putting up 20 double-doubles — the most by any bench player in the league.
The Grizzlies announced plans to retire his signature No. 50 jersey in early July, shortly after he signed with the Kings.