Zach Randolph arrested on felony charge in Los Angeles

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph was arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday night, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports police were called to a neighborhood where a large crowd of people were smoking, playing loud music, and blocking the road.

Three people were detained, including Randolph. Randolph was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, due to the large amount of marijuana officers found in his possession. That charge is a felony.

Randolph was released from a Los Angeles County jail Thursday afternoon on a $20,000 bond.

TMZ also reported that the incident incited an unruly crowd that slashed tires and smashed windows on cop cars in the area. More police were called and had to form a battle line to restore order.

Randolph spent the last eight seasons of his 16-year career in Memphis, becoming a beloved figure by leading the Grizzlies to post-season success and becoming a two-time All-Star.

He also is known for his many charitable contributions, like paying utility bills and buying Christmas toys for underprivileged families who reminded him of his own upbringing.

"It doesn't surprise me because what he got caught for, so many people do it, but at the same time he's still one of the dominant leaders here in the city of Memphis," Memphian Frederick Perry said.

"I think he can come back from this just by being Z-Bo and continue doing the philanthropic things he does and just being a great person on the court," Memphian Marlon Ross said.

Sacramento Kings released a statement that said they are aware of the situation but have no comment at this time.

The Grizzlies have not released a comment concerning Randolph's arrest.

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