Spartan Hoopla: Former Michigan State Standout Zach Randolph Tied in Drug Case

Adam Biggers@@AdamBiggers81Senior Analyst IIMay 27, 2010

One of Michigan State basketball's most notable one-and-doners could be in murky water with Johnny Law.

Zach Randolph, a member of Michigan State University's 2001 Final Four team, has been implicated in trafficking drugs in Indianapolis, Ind.

Randolph left Michigan State after his freshman year, and was the 19th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2001 NBA Draft.

The NBA's most improved player from 2003-04, allegedly facilitated vehicles to be used in the transportation of marijuana.

Arthur Boyd, a 32-year-old Indianapolis man, was pulled over in a Cadillac Escalade on the city's northern side two weeks ago, after leaving a suspected drug dealer's home.

The vehicle, which is registered in Randolph's name, was searched by the police.

"One of his vehicles had what we call hidden compartments that contained suspected narcotics, that being marijuana," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell of the Indianapolis Police Dept. to News 6.

Ammunition was reportedly found as well. However, the quantity of narcotics and ammunition was not reported.

Shortly after Boyd was pulled over, police raided a northeast side storage unit that Randolph rented.

Drug dogs detected controlled substances, presumably marijuana, in two of the four lockers in Randolph's containers.

Cars with "hidden compartments" were also seized.

Randolph has had his fair share of run-ins with law enforcement. From underage drinking while in high school and at Michigan State, to selling a stolen gun as a teenager—he was a youth gone wild.

In 2009, the former Spartan star was charged with drunk driving in Los Angeles.

Randolph's laundry list of problems makes Charles Rogers, who was a Spartan football great, look like a model citizen.

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