Randolph, who just signed a two-year $24million contract with the Sacramento Kings in July, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.
TMZ reported that Randolph had enough marijuana to be charged with a felony with over two pounds in his possession in a ‘large backpack’.
‘The charges are false and misleading,’ Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers told The Associated Press on Thursday.
‘We’re looking at all options to resolve this matter.’
Once Randolph, and another suspect, were detained, the crowd quickly turned chaotic.
Police on patrol observed a crowd drinking, smoking pot, blasting music and blocking streets at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts, Preciado said.