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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.

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