Midway through the NBA season, I remember casually remarking to Maurice that Zach Randolph may have finally turned his act around. After a history that includes wearing nine different jerseys but being an All-Star and consistent double-double player, it seemed like he’d finally settled and matured during his time with the Memphis Grizzlies.
With a criminal history that dates back to his high school years (he was suspended for his entire junior year after selling a stolen gun), it looks as if maturity has alluded Randolph, no matter how much money he makes. Even though he’s made over $70m in his time in the league, it looks like he can’t shake the allure of running on the wrong side of the law.
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is under investigation for being a major marijuana supplier in Indianapolis, according to media reports.
Indianapolis television station WRTV reports Randolph is named in a probable cause affidavit that spells out his alleged drug activities. According to the affidavit, police earlier this month found marijuana and ammunition in a Cadillac Escalade registered to Randolph but being driven by another man, Arthur Boyd. Police were staking out a suspected drug house in the city and saw Boyd drive from the house in the Escalade. Randolph was not in the vehicle.
Boyd was arrested May 11 on drug possession and dealing charges, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Mistaken identity or case of weird circumstances? Still thinking it could just be a situation of an athlete being targeted?
Based on evidence found in the Escalade, police conducted a raid of a storage facility in which Randolph rents four units. K-9 teams discovered controlled substances in two of the units, according to the affidavit. Also found were three Chevrolet Impalas that contained hidden compartments that could conceal drugs. Police have seized those vehicles.
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