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Zach Randolph Implicated In Indy Drug Investigation

 Zach Randolph Implicated In Indy Drug Investigation
topic by all3rd - 05-26-2010, 07:37 PM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter

NBA Player Implicated In Indy Drug Investigation - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

NBA Player Implicated In Indy Drug Investigation
Police: Man Driving NBA Player's Car Arrested On Drug Charges

INDIANAPOLIS -- An NBA player and former Marion basketball standout has been implicated in an Indianapolis drug investigation.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a trusted police informant identified Memphis Grizzlie player Zach Randolph as a major marijuana supplier in Indianapolis, 6News' Jack Rinehart reported.

Narcotics officers were staking out a suspected drug house on Indianapolis' north side two weeks ago when they pulled over Arthur Boyd, 32, soon after he left the residence, near 75th Street and Binford Avenue, police said.

According to the affidavit, the Cadillac Escalade that Boyd was driving was registered to Randolph, and police found marijuana and ammunition stowed inside.

"One of his vehicles had what we call hidden compartments that contained suspected narcotics, that being marijuana," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell.

Based on information found in the Escalade, police later raided a northeast side storage facility, where they said Randolph rents four lockers.

According to the affidavit, a police K-9 alerted to controlled substances in two of the four units, and police found more cars with secret compartments inside.

Duhamell said he had been unaware Randolph was implicated in the investigation.

"Whether he is a specific target, that I don't know," he said. "But looking at his ownership of the vehicles, he should be aware of whose driving and operating them and possessing illegal narcotics in his vehicles. That in and of itself brings up questions."

The police informant is also quoted in the affidavit as having told investigators that Randolph was known to provide individuals with expensive cars and access to his Geist Reservoir waterfront home.

Randolph's attorney, John Tompkins, told 6News Wednesday evening that Boyd worked for his client, and that Randolph is not connected to any drug activity.

He said Randolph's vehicle has secret compartments as a safety precaution for concealing valuables, and that police have told him the vehicles are in the process of being released.

Tompkins said the Memphis Grizzlies will release a statement on Thursday in support of Randolph.

Randolph has a long criminal history. He was convicted of battery and sentenced to house arrest in 1997, and spent time in a juvenile detention center in 1999 for selling a stolen gun.

Three years later, he was arrested on charges of underage drinking, and faced charges in Portland after police said they could smell marijuana coming from his car.

Randolph's latest arrest was in 2009 on charges of drunken driving in Los Angeles.

The high school basketball star grew up in Marion and attended Marion High School, where he helped lead his team to the 2000 Class 4A State Championship.

After playing one season at Michigan State University, Randolph was drafted in the first round by the Portland Blazers and went on to play with the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in July of 2009.

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21 comments for "Zach Randolph Implicated In Indy Drug Investigation"

 05-26-2010, 07:39 PMaway - #2
Vincent_Chase 21 heat pts21

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 05-26-2010, 07:47 PMaway - #3
TriniSoldier 55 heat pts55

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His "long list" aint ####, ni##a was drinking, smoking, and got into a f!ght. Whoopty doo. Interested in seeing how this one plays out tho.
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 05-26-2010, 07:49 PMaway - #4
Trill Clinton 23 heat pts23

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 05-26-2010, 07:50 PMaway - #5
Yellob0y 3 heat pts

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Z-Bo is indeed that dude, NBA allstar and Druglord Kingpin
 05-26-2010, 07:52 PMaway - #6
Mike Nitty 6 heat pts

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 05-26-2010, 08:02 PMaway - #7
HotepSuns 26 heat pts26

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even z-bo ain't this stupid...
 05-26-2010, 08:12 PMaway - #8
iCON-8 1 heat pts

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Z-Bo always been the man, best scoring PF in the league.
 05-26-2010, 08:15 PMaway - #9
Bighempin of QM 8 heat pts

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that ni##a's going and the Southsides Sun that avy with nas and Jay looks real cornny but then MC's are my fav right now.
 05-26-2010, 08:18 PMaway - #10
mobsta 35 heat pts35

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this ni##a look like jadakiss ... and he on the same hood tips!!


 05-26-2010, 08:21 PMaway - #11
katalist 180 heat pts180

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Originally Posted by mobsta
this ni##a look like jadakiss ... and he on the same hood tips!!


 05-26-2010, 08:27 PMaway - #12
DEDOS 99 heat pts99

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i know this mutha####a with career earnings over 80 millie isnt drug running is he
 05-26-2010, 08:33 PMaway - #13
ChiCity Fingaz 114 heat pts114

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This dumb a$s ni##a has made 71.4 million playing in the NBA and he's selling weed?

Some ni##as never change.
 05-26-2010, 09:19 PMaway - #14
JamesAdamsIz808 2 heat pts

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Originally Posted by ChiCity Fingaz
This dumb a$s ni##a has made 71.4 million playing in the NBA and he's selling weed?

Some ni##as never change.
Same #### I was thinking lol... Why not move somewhere, where its legal (like I did.. big shouts to Denver)... get his Card and his grow liscense and just grow the #### at the crib and if he wants to sell it back to the dispenceries (though pointless for him) he can..
 05-26-2010, 09:23 PMaway - #15
USC 73 heat pts73

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man its just weed....but how the #### you let it get back to your name...
 05-26-2010, 09:52 PMaway - #16
sunsetnVine 19 heat pts19

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Originally Posted by Yellob0y
Z-Bo is indeed that dude, NBA allstar and Druglord Kingpin
 05-26-2010, 09:56 PMaway - #17
TheG1ftedOne 4 heat pts

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Got dammit, shoulda known this ni##a would #### up sooner or later
 05-26-2010, 11:07 PMaway - #18
HennyHeat 4 heat pts

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All Randolph was doin was lookin out for his peoples... He ain't get his hands dirty... He let his boys hustle, let them I eat :shrugs: Its clear Z-Bo runs with goons... I guess hes a boss he got the bank... But I bet he don't go near no drug deals anymore... Guarantee he dont arrested for anything blame all on his partners
 05-26-2010, 11:25 PMaway - #19

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he definitely has tht #### the government got
 05-29-2010, 03:59 PMaway - #20
evici1 2299 heat pts2299

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I Had Hoped He Moved Past Dat Shiit N Focused On Basketball..

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