NBA star, 36, who just signed a $24m contract, is arrested with 2lbs of marijuana 'that he intended to sell in a Watts housing project'

Mail Online | 8/10/2017 | Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
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Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge in Los Angeles which then prompted a disturbance that caused several police cars to be vandalized.

Randolph, who just signed a two-year $24million contract with the Sacramento Kings in July, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.

TMZ - Randolph - Marijuana - Felony - Pounds

TMZ reported that Randolph had enough marijuana to be charged with a felony with over two pounds in his possession in a 'large backpack'.

'The charges are false and misleading,' Randolph's agent and attorney Raymond Brothers told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Options - Matter

'We're looking at all options to resolve this matter.'

Once Randolph, and another suspect, were detained, the crowd quickly turned chaotic.

Police - Patrol - Crowd - Drinking - Pot

Police on patrol observed a crowd drinking, smoking pot, blasting music and blocking streets at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts, Preciado said.

Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles and rocks.

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