8 Arrested for Michael Phelps Bong Photo

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Those who thought they were getting the thrill of lifetime by partying with Michael Phelps may be facing legal problems instead, after eight people were arrested in South Carolina in charges stemming from the photo of Phelps smoking from a marijuana pipe.

The bong's owner tried to sell the bong on eBay, for as much as $100,000. Sheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, South Carolina has now put eight people in cuffs, with seven charged with drug possession and one for distribution. All of the arrests were made after the sheriff served search warrants.

The best part? The owner of the infamous bong that Phelps was seen smoking out of was one of those arrested, despite not even being at the party. So how did he get popped by the police?

The bong's owner was trying to sell the bong on eBay, for as much as $100,000.

The only person in this whole mess who hasn't been arrested, of course, is Michael Phelps. South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is one who seems reluctant to put the gold medal-winning Olympian behind bars. Appearing on FOX News Sunday night, Sanford was asked by Geraldo Rivera whether Phelps should be prosecuted. "I don't see what it gets at this point," replied Sanford.

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