On Wednesday night, NBA player Zach Randolph was arrested for intent to sell marijuana in a bizarre incident in Los Angeles. According to reports, a mini-riot took place that resulted in damage to six different police cars.
The Los Angeles Police Department said a routine patrol car encountered a group of people drinking and smoking pot in Watts. They attempted to disperse the crowd, but this led to bottles being thrown at their car. As the situation escalated, the cops called for backup and the crowd continued to attack the vehicles.
Randolph and one other man were arrested as part of the incident. Two guns and narcotics were seized by the police and two vehicles were also impounded.
The LAPD later clarified that the reason Randolph was charged with “intent to sell” was because of the amount of marijuana in his possession. While recreational cannabis is legal in California, residents are only allowed to possess up to one ounce on their person at a time. According to reports, Randolph had as much as two pounds on him at the time