Misdemeanor pot charges against Zach Randolph dropped

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2017

Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

Initially, TMZ Sports reported that the charges against Randolph were reduced to misdemeanor possession and resisting arrest.

Randolph entered a no-contest plea during a court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 150 hours of community service, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office. If he does all his community service and stays out of trouble for a year, he can then have the resisting-arrest charge taken off his record.

The 36-year-old was arrested last month in a late-night disturbance at a housing estate in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts.

According to police, officers were conducting an investigation in the area of 112th Street and Zamora Avenue beginning about 10 p.m. August 9 when a large crowd began to form, with some people smoking marijuana. Randolph also was accused of resisting arrest and obstructing a Los Angeles police officer in the discharge of his or her duties.

Less than two weeks after it was announced that Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was faced two misdemeanor charges, agent Ray Brothers said in a statement made to David Aldridge of NBA TV that the marijuana charge has been dropped.

Police set up a skirmish line, and people in the crowd threw objects at officers.

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