Police: Zach Randolph Invited Drug Dealer to His House to Sell Weed

The man who was allegedly beat up at Z-Bo’s home (see him telling his story of woe on video here) says Zach Randolph invited him to his place, and when he announced the price of the Mary Jane he was selling, things didn’t turn out so well for him. From the Oregonian: “Police say the latest chapter in basketball star Zach Randolph’s colorful life began Friday night, aboard a special charter cruise of the Portland Spirit, which got under way on the Willamette River at 11 p.m. That’s where police say Randolph, a former Trail Blazer now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, invited a Southeast Portland man he knew to his mansion on Southwest Turner Road, in the Stafford area south of West Linn, for an after-cruise party. The Portland man, James Ruben Beasley, told police he was invited to sell marijuana at the party, which drew about 20 people. But something went wrong around 4 a.m. Saturday. ‘Mr. Beasley said four to seven people jumped him and beat him bloody with pool cues,’ said Sgt. James Rhodes, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. But Beasley didn’t call 9-1-1. Instead, he left and went to a local hospital, where he was treated for head wounds and released. At 2 p.m. Saturday, he called police. Clackamas County sheriff’s detectives met Beasley in Portland and interviewed him. Based on what he told them, the detectives obtained a search warrant for Randolph’s home to seek evidence of an assault and drug activities. ‘He said he knew Zach Randolph and that he was not involved (in the beating),’ Rhodes said. ‘Therefore, he was not a suspect.'”