Skip to comments.Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo
Posted on 02/03/2009 1:45:19 PM PST by King of Card Games
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Olympic superstar Michael Phelps could face criminal charges as part of the fallout from a photo that surfaced showing the swimmer smoking from a marijuana pipe at a University of South Carolina house party.
A spokesman for Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who is known for his tough stance on drugs, said Tuesday the department was investigating.
"Our narcotics division is reviewing the information that we have, and they're investigating what charges, if any, will be filed," said Lt. Chris Cowan, a spokesman for agency.
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Paging former Mayor Marion Barry!
So, they can get marijauna residue from a photograph now?
Didn’t Phelps already admit to it?
If this sheriff goes through with this I see a well funded opponent in his political future.
They would have to prove that whatever was in the pipe was illegal. Hard to do.
GO COCKS! U-S-C GOOOOOOO COCKS!
“A spokesman for Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who is known for his tough stance on drugs”.
As opposed to battling the tougher crimes involving violence and property damage and theft.
Pot smoking college kids are not going to hurt anyone. As a public health threat, their alcohol consumption is by far the greater danger.
One more life ruined by a government that thinks it needs to control every aspect of our lives.
He already admitted it was pot
But I cant see busting someone for a picture
He was mistken. Someone told him it was pot, but he’s not sure.
Or so I suspect will be the story.
Ummm, pot picture or not, this would be beyond stupid and probably go a long way to get marijuana legalized.
Prosecuting someone for a PICTURE? Heck, go in to court, say “I thought it was pot, turns out it was tobacco, prove otherwise”.
Someone is just trying to make a name for themself.
I worked in a photoshop in the UK. I developed a guy’s photos from a trip. We had to go through the photos to see if they were done properly and to count them before packaging. It the stack were snaps of he and his girlfriend snorting coke with a rolled up dollar bill. When he came to pick them up (and boy was he an arrogant SOB) I called him into the back of the shop. He barely spoke because he was too busy talking of the cell phone. He remained talking......and then I held the picture up. “Uh, I’ll call you back”, he said. Then, finally, he hung up. I chewed his @ss out and told him I had every right to call the police. Told him what a dumb@ss he was.....and sent him on his merry way. ;)
How about Merman Buttaface.
Still can’t prove it. Heck, for all he knew, it could have been oregano. Wink Wink
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