Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested late Wednesday night on a felony charge of marijuana possession with the intent to sell, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph was booked at 4:23 a.m. on Thursday and later released on $20,000 bail. He is due in court on Aug. 31.
The Kings said in a statement: “We are aware of the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”
The NBA prohibits players from using marijuana despite seven of its teams playing in states where it is legalized. Voters in California passed a ballot initiative last November to legalize possession of marijuana for recreational use.
However, that provision only cleared adults over the age of 21 to transport up to an ounce of the substance for non-medical purposes. Those with larger amounts face felony charges.
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