Six Ways to Get Caught Up in a Drug Dealer Case; Kings Forward Zach Randolph Arrested

Zach Randolph - Image via Jen Hill Photo

Former Memphis Grizzlies and current Sacramento Kings power forward Zach Randolph was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell.  If the District Attorney has evidence of the six common ways a person is found guilty, Randolph could face prison time.

Over the past eight seasons, Zach Randolph made a name for himself in Memphis with his grinder mentality averaging 16.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.  The Grizzlies plan to retire Randolph’s number 50 sometime in the future.

According to TMZ Sports, Randolph was one of three individuals detained by LAPD officers after they responded to calls of a rowdy crowd blocking the street.

Randolph was eventually arrested for possession of marijuana but was also given the felony charge of intent to sell due to a large amount of marijuana allegedly in his possession.

Screenshot via TMZ Sports

According to California law, here are six common ways the prosecution can prove that you intended to sell:

  1. The amount of the controlled substance found in your possession exceeded an amount typical of personal use
  2. When the controlled substance was seized, you were in possession of large amounts
    of cash in small denominations
  3. The controlled substance was separated into smaller amounts and placed in separate containers or bags
  4. The location in which you were found with the controlled substance is frequently used for drug sales
  5. You were in possession of scales or other weighing devices
  6. Many people frequent your home or residence, stopping for only a short time

The 36-year-old Randolph spent the last eight seasons playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.  During this year’s off-season, he signed a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings as a free agent.

Zach Randolph faces up to four years in county jail and/or a maximum fine of up to $20,000. However, Randolph will probably fight his felony charge of intent to sell.

As of right now, it is unclear as to how much marijuana was in Randolph’s possession. If it was a lot, it could be difficult for him to get the felony charge of intent to sell dropped even if it was for his own personal use.

Obviously, Randolph doesn’t need to sell drugs to make money. I assume it was for his own personal use.  But, if he meets the above criteria large enough he will still be charged with intent to sell.


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