NBA Star Zach Randolph Implicated as Indianapolis Drug Kingpin

[picappgallerysingle id="8434007"]We remember when Zach Randolph was just a troubled kid playing at Marion High School in Indiana, on his way to a brief stint at Michigan State University. As we recall, coach Tom Izzo took quite a bit of flack when he recruited Randolph who, while still in high school, was convicted of battery and sentenced to house arrest, and spent time in a juvenile detention center in 1999 for selling a stolen gun.Then, of course, he helped MHS win a State Class 4A Championship in 2000. That, of course, makes things all better.

This investigation is still ongoing, but it doesn’t look good for Zach right now.

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.