Sacramento Kings' Zach Randolph Arrested For Marijuana Possession With Intent To Sell

Zach Randolph Arrested for Weed In LA ... Crowd Turns Hostile

Police then detained three people who ran away while grabbing their waistbands, one of them being the 36-year-old Randolph.

According to TMZ, police responded to the area around 10 p.m. local time and found a large crowd of people blocking the roadway. According to TMZ, the "intent to sell" charge was due to the amount of marijuana Randolph had in his possession. It's unclear if he was still in custody Thursday morning. After attempting to disperse the crowd, the disturbance escalated.

Randolph, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Kings earlier this summer, was booked with bail set at $20,000. In response, the police had to call for backup.

His agent and attorney Raymond Brothers claimed that the charges are false and misleading and that they are looking at viable options to handle the matter. The two-time All-Star spent the previous eight seasons with the Grizzlies. He also has played for the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.

"A dispersal order was given", Madison said, adding skirmish lines were formed by the LAPD Devonshire division before five LAPD patrol cars and one L.A. County Sheriff's Department vehicle were vandalized.

A Sacramento Kings player has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, authorities say.

Why would an National Basketball Association player like Zach Randolph, who's made over $170 million in his 16-year career and just signed a $24 million contract in Sacramento, be selling the weed?