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Boyd was pulled over by police for a traffic infraction in Randolph's 2008 Cadillac Escalade as officers followed him from an Indianapolis home, which the informant said was a marijuana distribution point, investigators said.
Inside the SUV, officers found 90 grams of marijuana divided into bags in a cooler on the floor behind the driver's seat, an empty suitcase that smelled of marijuana and ammunition in a hidden compartment, the affidavit said.
A judge entered a not guilty plea on Boyd's behalf during an initial hearing, and Boyd was released on $5,000 bond after a hearing May 19, said attorney David Hooper.
Tompkins, Randolph's attorney, said Boyd has been friends with Randolph for several years and runs errands for him. Boyd also takes care of the basketball star's suburban Indianapolis home during the NBA season, Tompkins said.
Randolph is from the city of Marion, northeast of Indianapolis.
Randolph spent the first six seasons of his eight-year NBA career in Portland. He later played for the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, who traded him to Memphis in July. The move to Memphis revitalized his career. Randolph played in 81 games and had his best game with 31 points and 25 rebounds against the Knicks on Feb. 27.
He was questioned but not charged in an August 2004 nightclub shooting that left three people wounded in Indiana. His brother, Roger, was sentenced to three years in prison in a plea deal.
Randolph's past troubles also have included an arrest for driving under the influence of intoxicants after a police officer said he smelled marijuana in Randolph's car and a practice fight in which he broke former teammate Ruben Patterson's eye socket.
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