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Sheriff Arrests Eight People in Phelps Marijuana Case

Eight people, most of whom had the unfortunate privilege of partying with Olympic great Michael Phelps, have been arrested in Richland County, SC. Seven have been charged with drug possession and one with distribution. The party where the illegal activity went down happened way back in November.

Authorities have also located and confiscated the bong that Michael Phelps put to his mouth in that infamous picture. It wasn't so hard, considering the owner was trying to sell it on eBay for $100,000. The owner, who wasn't at the party, is one of the eight people being charged. So far Phelps has dodged any legal recourse.

The sheriff maintains that he cannot turn a blind eye, after the picture of Phelps presented compelling evidence that a crime had happened in his jurisdiction.

Do you think this is a responsible use of law enforcement resources?

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mod16 mod16 6 years
what a dumb ass
mod16 mod16 6 years
what a dumb ass
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
i think this "law enforcement" officer is an ASS.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Respect my authoritah!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Respect my authoritah!<img src=http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/593/cartman4qq.jpg>
voltages voltages 6 years
WHAT.
voltages voltages 6 years
WHAT.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
this is stupid. it would have been different if the cops had ran into these folks out on the street or in the middle of a deal or something but to go after them based off a pic of the golden boy hitting a <em>tobacco pipe</em> is just nuts. The Sheriff was just embarrassed and wanted to remind us to <em>respect his authority.</em>
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
this is stupid. it would have been different if the cops had ran into these folks out on the street or in the middle of a deal or something but to go after them based off a pic of the golden boy hitting a tobacco pipe is just nuts. The Sheriff was just embarrassed and wanted to remind us to respect his authority.
Jinx Jinx 6 years
This is ridiculous. If thats the way its going down, then Phelps needs to be charged too. What a crock.
Jinx Jinx 6 years
This is ridiculous.If thats the way its going down, then Phelps needs to be charged too. What a crock.
tlight tlight 6 years
Hold up.. Phelps, the man in the picture smoking, hasn't been brought up on drug related charges, but all his buddies have been? Including someone who wasn't even at the party?I call *bullshit*
tlight tlight 6 years
Hold up.. Phelps, the man in the picture smoking, hasn't been brought up on drug related charges, but all his buddies have been? Including someone who wasn't even at the party? I call *bullshit*
YoFabulous YoFabulous 6 years
I guess Phelps found out who his real friends are. . . Really, I can't believe they were stupid enough to take pictures, make them public and then try to sell the bong, er, tobacco pipe? I guess you really can't fix stupid.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
I say charge them, in the mean time keep working to make it legal. The law is the law, you play you could pay.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
"On another note, why is Phelps drinking water? Doesn't he spend like 12 hours in a pool? How can he be really thirsty, unless he's really mostly a fish? "i don't think he drinks the pool water. this whole thing got blown up way out of proportion and i agree that this sheriff is just an attention whore trying to make himself famous for personal gain.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
"On another note, why is Phelps drinking water? Doesn't he spend like 12 hours in a pool? How can he be really thirsty, unless he's really mostly a fish? " i don't think he drinks the pool water. this whole thing got blown up way out of proportion and i agree that this sheriff is just an attention whore trying to make himself famous for personal gain.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
Good thing there's no REAL CRIME in Richland County, SC!!!/sarcasm. Really? Like what the heck is arresting them supposed to do? Whoop-de-doo, you've got more people in jail. More money to waste on frivolous trials and juries! Awesome job. *rolls eyes*
margokhal margokhal 6 years
Good thing there's no REAL CRIME in Richland County, SC!!! /sarcasm. Really? Like what the heck is arresting them supposed to do? Whoop-de-doo, you've got more people in jail. More money to waste on frivolous trials and juries! Awesome job. *rolls eyes*
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i can understand why they are doing it but if you think about it, there are so many celebs that have been photographed smoking and they aren't being arrested. (think about kirsten from Twilight fame)
acyl acyl 6 years
What an attention whore! Yeah, pot smokers and small-time sellers are SUCH a threat to society! -sarcasm- Go find some real criminals!
acyl acyl 6 years
What an attention whore! Yeah, pot smokers and small-time sellers are SUCH a threat to society! -sarcasm- Go find some real criminals!
RaCheer RaCheer 6 years
This is retarded...it's just pot. I know it's illegal but come on!
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 6 years
No, complete waste of taxpayers money. It's not crack, these kids are college students. GET OVER IT.
jenintx jenintx 6 years
I didn't read all of the comments, but there was video evidence of Paris Hilton smoking a joint and she wasn't arrested (retroactively, at that). This is stupid. Yes, they broke the law, but this sheriff is just trying for his 15 minutes of fame.
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