OMG, A 23 Year Old Smoked Weed! Everyone Panic!


Eager to get his name in the news, fresh off the small-sized hooplah regarding Michael Phelps smoking a bong, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that he wants to prosecute Phelps despite the police department saying they had no interest in pressing charges.

“This case is no different than any other case,” Lott said Monday. “This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It’s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.”

Great, but um, what’s the pressing issue on this “crime”? Please remind me of the victims who are demanding justice. Also, is it the intention of Lott to arrest everyone smoking weed in the area of the University of South Carolina?

The charges which Lott would most likely be charging Phelps is possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $570 fine, plus court costs. Of course, you’d have to prove that he has possession, and I feel fairly certain that the weed in question is no longer available, so it seems like this case would be built on a pretty shaky foundation.

Of course, no one else cares, not the police department, not Phelps’ sponsors, not the University of South Carolina, no one really cares AT ALL except Lott, who seems to be mortally offended that a 23 year old smoked some weed one night in September.

That’s some good police work Leon…

However, the real outrage is that Phelps was using a Roor bong, I mean, sure, German craftmanship is nice, but they are so utilitarian, where’s the artful design, the heady glass marbles and colors? I’ll take a Jerome Baker any day over a boring old Roor.

[The State]

8 Responses to “OMG, A 23 Year Old Smoked Weed! Everyone Panic!”

  1. 1 shatraw
    February 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    can you seriously identify the brand of bong just by looking at it? that worries me, slanch. even for you.

    • February 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Well, first off, it does say “Roor” alongside the side,

      and also, the Roor has a very specific design style that is easily recognized.


      So I’ve heard.

  2. 3 shatraw
    February 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    i see a ‘V’ and an ‘R’. but i’m not going to argue with you… err, what you’ve heard.

    • February 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm

      The “V” is a custom add-on thing, someone paid extra for that.

      After the R it reads “ooR” down the shaft of the bong, another reason why I dislike Roors, who wants to be an advertisement while you’re trying to watch Aqua Teen reruns?

  3. 5 Mattraw
    February 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    He should totally sign a sponsorship deal with Roor.

  4. 6 southerner
    February 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I don’t know. I think it’s kinda classy. If bongs can be classy? Am I totally in the wrong here?

  5. February 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Phelps might have made alienated a few people with that pot-smoking picture, but i think he might have gained the support of another huge group of people to take their place

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