Kings’ Zach Ran­dolph gets com­mu­nity ser­vice af­ter ar­rest

Manteca Bulletin - - Sports -

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Sacra­mento Kings for­ward Zach Ran­dolph was sen­tenced to com­mu­nity ser­vice on Wed­nes­day af­ter be­ing charged with mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion and re­sist­ing ar­rest fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent last month at a Los An­ge­les hous­ing pro­ject, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Ran­dolph en­tered a no­con­test plea dur­ing a court ap­pear­ance Wed­nes­day and was im­me­di­ately sen­tenced to 150 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, said Frank Matel­jan, a spokesman for the Los An­ge­les city at­tor­ney’s of­fice.

The two-time All- Star may pe­ti­tion the court for the charges to be va­cated if he stays out of trou­ble for a year, Matel­jan said.

Ran­dolph ini­tially had been ar­rested in Au­gust on sus­pi­cion of pos­sess­ing mar­i­juana with in­tent to sell, a felony, but Los An­ge­les city pros­e­cu­tors in­stead charged him with mis­de­meanor drug pos­ses­sion. Court doc­u­ments said the 36-year-old Ran­dolph pos­sessed “more than 28.5 grams of mar­i­juana or more than four grams of con­cen­trated cannabis or both.”


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