Home | Community | Message Board


Lil Shop Of Spores
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineblazed123
Bing


Registered: 10/22/04
Posts: 831
Last seen: 4 years, 1 day
Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo
    #9728826 - 02/03/09 04:20 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-phelps-marijuana&prov=ap&type=lgns

Pot charge possible after Phelps’ pipe photo
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 35 minutes ago

      Buzz up!1314 votes PrintCOLUMBIA, 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.

The photo first shown in British tabloid News of the World on Sunday was snapped during a November party while Phelps was visiting the university, according to the paper.

Phelps, 23, and his team have not disputed the photo’s accuracy. Phelps has issued a public apology, acknowledging “regrettable” behavior and “bad judgment” after the photo appeared.

One of Phelps’ agents, Drew Johnson, said Tuesday authorities had not contacted the swimmer. “So we really can’t speculate,” he said.

Last fall, Phelps was introduced to large applause at South Carolina’s football game with Arkansas. He met with players and visited with Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier, who gave Phelps one of the ball coach’s trademark visors.

Phelps also spoke at a university class on sports’ role in society.

Where exactly the party occurred isn’t clear. The university said its police have no evidence it was on campus, and city police said they won’t pursue criminal charges unless more information comes forward.

The Richland County sheriff can pursue charges as long as the party was in the county, the spokesman said.

“The bottom line is, if he broke the law, and he did it in Richland County, he’s going to be charged,” Cowan said. “And there’s no difference between Michael Phelps and several other people that we arrest for the same type of a charge everyday.”

Under South Carolina law, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor that carries a fine up to $200 and 30 days in jail for the first offense. Possession of paraphernalia is a $500 fine.

The Richland County sheriff has long sought to fight drug crimes. He rose from patrol officer to captain of the narcotics division in the early 1990s, after the television series “Miami Vice” made its splash.

Lott played the part well. He wore stylish suits and had long hair then. He drove a Porsche seized from a drug dealer and even worked undercover with federal agents in Florida.

Associated Press writers Jeffrey Collins and Pete Iacobelli in Columbia, and Paul Newberry in Atlanta contributed to this report.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblebuddhabadger
Evil Overlord

Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 491
Loc: The Forest
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: blazed123]
    #9728838 - 02/03/09 04:23 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I wonder how many taillights this asshole's smashed just to get a bust. Fuck him and all of his ilk.


--------------------
- I don't abuse drugs; in fact, I think I treat them quite nicely. -


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehighdroponics
Professional Deadhead
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 5,574
Loc: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy Flag
Last seen: 1 year, 8 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: blazed123]
    #9728853 - 02/03/09 04:26 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Nothing to worry about, they can't do a damned thing to him other than drug test him, and even then, there's nothing they can do to him if he fails the test. There is NO law that states that you cannot be high on marijuana, you just cannot have it in your possesion.

Sheriff is a retard, someone get me his number I wanna call him to tell him just that. :tongue2:


--------------------
Dr :ronpaul: says to stop trying to treat the side-effects of big government and focus on the core issues. End the Federal Reserve/audit the gold reserves at Fort Knox, abolish the IRS, end all wars and occupancies, stop the building of an empire that will inevitably fail, and cut all unconstitutional federal programs. Put the power back in the peoples' hands by ending this nanny-state.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDebuteMachine

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 6,457
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: buddhabadger]
    #9728872 - 02/03/09 04:29 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

“The bottom line is, if he broke the law, and he did it in Richland County, he’s going to be charged,” Cowan said. “And there’s no difference between Michael Phelps and several other people that we arrest for the same type of a charge everyday.”




Right, this is why neither of the people should be arrested.

Quote:

Under South Carolina law, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor that carries a fine up to $200 and 30 days in jail for the first offense. Possession of paraphernalia is a $500 fine.




Does this guy have some kind of ego problems? It's 30 days in jail and $200. His wife must have divorced him, lol.


Edited by DebuteMachine (02/03/09 04:29 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineweephar
The Consultant

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 688
Loc: USA
Last seen: 1 year, 21 days
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: buddhabadger]
    #9728891 - 02/03/09 04:33 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

This is a stupid article put out by the media because they have nothing else to report on.  There is no way that Phelps can be charged b/c of a picture.  Even if that asshole, Leon Lott, does try to charge him, it will be dropped in court, because there is no case against him. 

Just think of all the celebrities in high times that pose with pot... or all the paparazzi photos of celebrities doing drugs that never get charged.  Why? because it is impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the substance being used is illegal without a confession to using the substance which Phelps has not done and won't do.

Cowan even says that unless new information comes forward, he won't be charged.  Megan Kinnard was just too lazy to find a real story, so she interviewed some policemen who said what they are paid to say and then she put a sensationalistic headline on the title...she should be fired.

Phelps has nothing to worry about...especially since his main sponsors aren't dropping him...which was the only real repercussion that could happen to him because of a picture.


--------------------
Life is good! (and it is also a journey)

Free Rudd!


Edited by weephar (02/03/09 04:35 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehighdroponics
Professional Deadhead
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 5,574
Loc: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy Flag
Last seen: 1 year, 8 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: weephar]
    #9728911 - 02/03/09 04:36 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Phelp's coulda been in a country where it was perfectly legal for all we know. Don't tell that to the sheriff though, he might actually try to arrest all of Holland and start a war over it. :dumblol:


--------------------
Dr :ronpaul: says to stop trying to treat the side-effects of big government and focus on the core issues. End the Federal Reserve/audit the gold reserves at Fort Knox, abolish the IRS, end all wars and occupancies, stop the building of an empire that will inevitably fail, and cut all unconstitutional federal programs. Put the power back in the peoples' hands by ending this nanny-state.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineacid_kiss
Stranger
Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 97
Last seen: 4 years, 2 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: highdroponics]
    #9729035 - 02/03/09 05:01 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Easy way for that Sheriff to make a name for himself.  Free publicity.  Way easier than doing actual police work, actually making the community safer, or raising campaign cash.  He probably doesn't care about Phelps smoking pot and has no intention of making an arrest, because he knows he can't. 

Gives a bad name to the few in law enforcement who do their jobs.  But this guy is more of a politician than a LEO.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNature Boy
Stranger than most
Male User Gallery


Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 5,742
Loc: Samsara
Last seen: 12 hours, 24 minutes
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: acid_kiss]
    #9729160 - 02/03/09 05:26 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

acid_kiss said:
Easy way for that Sheriff to make a name for himself.




Yeah...but his name will be "mud" in his circles, "fucking asshole dick sucker" in ours:rofl2:

N.B.


--------------------
All submitted posts are by Someone Who Isn't Me (SWIM) -  and in any event are works of pure fiction or outright lies.  Any information, statement, or assertion contained therein should be considered pure unadulterated bullshit.  Note well:  Sorry, but I no longer answer PM's unless you are a long-time trusted friend, so don't bother.  If you have a question, ask it in the appropriate thread...no exceptions.  Anyone with less than 1,000 posts is automatically assumed to be a cop.
                                                                               


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineThizzyMarley
Stoner
Male

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 61
Loc: Everett, WA
Last seen: 5 years, 3 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: Nature Boy]
    #9729210 - 02/03/09 05:35 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

This guy must have been picked on when he was young.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinehighdroponics
Professional Deadhead
Male User Gallery


Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 5,574
Loc: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy Flag
Last seen: 1 year, 8 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: ThizzyMarley]
    #9729267 - 02/03/09 05:46 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

ThizzyMarley said:
This guy must have been picked on when he was young.




You will find that's what happened to many cops, the others were the bullies themselves that just couldn't get the immaturity out of their systems and need to feel all big and bad by harassing innocent people.


--------------------
Dr :ronpaul: says to stop trying to treat the side-effects of big government and focus on the core issues. End the Federal Reserve/audit the gold reserves at Fort Knox, abolish the IRS, end all wars and occupancies, stop the building of an empire that will inevitably fail, and cut all unconstitutional federal programs. Put the power back in the peoples' hands by ending this nanny-state.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineneopet nub
Stranger


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2,408
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: highdroponics]
    #9729637 - 02/03/09 06:45 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

They cannot prove anything..


--------------------
Ego death from weed!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemycoprog
Killin' egos
 User Gallery


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 417
Loc: N. America
Re: Pot charge possible after Phelps' pipe photo [Re: blazed123]
    #9730231 - 02/03/09 08:50 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)



--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Bad dancing leads to pot charges [WI] veggie 1,137 9 07/16/08 05:19 AM
by archetype
* Canada - Pot charge rejected in potential landmark case ThorA 1,686 3 01/03/03 06:17 AM
by thecannuck
* College president and family arrested on pot charges motaman 2,071 6 03/28/03 12:16 PM
by Learyfan
* Bill Belichick’s son arrested on pot charge Wronguy 1,618 4 10/31/06 10:44 PM
by mushnoon
* Nick Nolte's Son Faces Felony Pot Charge veggie 844 0 04/25/05 01:56 PM
by veggie
* US Vet snatched from Canadian hospital to face US pot charges veggie 800 5 10/13/05 03:29 PM
by TastyWaves
* IU president's son arrested on pot charges Bridgeburner 641 5 01/14/09 09:41 PM
by joshua_5
* Cincinnati firefighter may face pot charges Bridgeburner 449 1 04/29/08 12:33 PM
by Coaster

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: karode13, Alan Rockefeller, Mostly_Harmless
1,166 topic views. 4 members, 22 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2014 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.078 seconds spending 0.022 seconds on 31 queries.