Zach Randolph avoids jail time in marijuana case with plea deal

Apr 12, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Randolph has avoided jail time after striking a plea deal in his marijuana case.

Z-Bo was arrested on felony marijuana possession charges with intent to distribute in August after he was busted with two pounds of weed. The charges were later reduced to misdemeanor possession and resisting arrest.

Now TMZ says Randolph was able to arrange a plea deal in which the marijuana charges were dropped and Randolph pleaded no contest to resisting arrest. The Sacramento Kings forward avoided jail time but will have to serve 150 hours of community service and avoid trouble for 12 months to get the arrest removed from his record.

“As we have said from the beginning, the reports regarding Zach Randolph were false and misleading,” Randolph’s agent said in a statement. “After being accused of marijuana possession, all charges have been dropped. He was never arrested with any marijuana in or on his possession. He has been cited for delaying a police officer. It’s defamatory for someone to say anything to the contrary.”

Randolph is entering his first season with the Kings after eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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