Word to the wise, don’t smoke dope with celebrities in Richland County, South Carolina. Media reports indicate that the Sheriff’s Department have arrested eight people in connection to the controversy. It would also indicate that criminal charges are being contemplated against Phelps since such arrests are often useful in coercing cooperation from witnesses.
It appears that seven arrests are for drug possession and one for distribution.
It is hard to feel sorry for one of the arrestees who was nabbed when he tried to sell his bong on eBay for as much as $100,000. Yet, it is notably that he was not at the party but was still charged.
For those around the world who view our criminalization of pot as insane, this will likely reaffirm and magnify that view. Surely, the good Sheriff of Richland County has something better to do than chase down bong buddies. The appearance left is not just an over-reaction to a minor crime but a celebrity driven investigation.
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