You have to be kidding me:
Now it appears the case has expanded beyond Phelps’ activities.
The party took place in November at a house on Blossom Street near Five Points.
It was at that house where someone snapped the photo of Phelps taking a hit on a marijuana pipe called a bong.
Lott says the picture indicated a law was being broken in his jurisdiction. He said he couldn’t ignore the violation just because Phelps is rich and famous.
We’ve now learned that since investigators began trying to build a case, they’ve made eight arrests: seven for drug possession and one for distribution. These are arrests that resulted as the sheriff’s department served search warrants.
We’ve also learned that the department has located and confiscated that bong.
Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000.
The owner, who wasn’t even at the party, is one of the eight now charged.
When I read crap like this, I just want to give up. Apparently there is nothing else of importance for the local authorities to contend with, so there is an investigation into a bunch of jackasses smoking pot.
A country that does this and puts Tommy Chong in jail (nice work, Joe Biden) just isn’t a serious nation. Dissolve our federal, state, and local governments. Dissolve the courts. Screw the stimulus package. Let the banks fail. Let’s just say to hell with it all and let the country die a quick death and hope the Chinese do a better job governing us than we did.
And let me also make the point that yes, often times being rich and famous does give you access to more favorable situations in our screwed up system of justice, but some times, it goes the other way. Just like Paris Hilton got screwed with her jail time because she was a celebrity, Michael Phelps is about to get boned by some overzealous cop because he is famous. And if you want to argue otherwise, then what you are saying is that police agencies around the country have nothing better to do than to hunt average everyday folks down and bust them because they saw a picture of them doing a bong hit. If that is the case, then maybe Sen. Ensign was right the other day- the states need to do some budget cutting, and they should start with the police.