Crazed Sheriff Arrests 8 in Phelps Bong Investigation

There is just no limit to the stupidity that ensues when drug warriors develop a craving for attention:

The Richland County Sheriff's Department has been taking a lot of heat from people in this country and all over the world.

They want to know why Sheriff Leon Lott is going after Michael Phelps.

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. [WISTV.com]

Could there ever be a better example of the pettiness and triviality that characterizes the enforcement of our drug laws? Anyone watching this (which now includes a respectable segment of earth’s population), can plainly observe the amazing lameness that the war on drugs has instilled in our public servants.

What could possibly be said in defense of launching an entire police operation for the sole purpose of busting one guy for taking a bong hit at a party?

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.

Who does he think he’s kidding? Everyone knows this would never be happening if Phelps wasn’t rich and famous. At the risk of giving Sheriff Lott too much credit, I highly doubt this is standard procedure when he finds out someone smoked pot at a party months ago. He’s either completely full of crap about his motivations for targeting Phelps, or he’s truly the biggest drug war jackass in the long and terrible history of the species.

Regardless, it has become perfectly clear that Sheriff Lott won’t stop until he puts the world’s greatest athlete in handcuffs for smoking a bong at a party. With the whole world watching, this crazy cop is prepared to create one of the ugliest, dumbest spectacles in the history of our country’s infinitely embarrassing war on drugs. Perhaps we shouldn’t fault the man for being ambitious.
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I'm so scared that Michael Phelps is still at large!

Real crime has been brought down this day. These Richland County evil pot smokers, Michael Phelps included, are worst kind of scum and must be captured at once because of their danger to society. No matter how successful a person was, Olympic gold medalist or whatever, once on the pot he has becomes an automatic public nuisance and a danger to himself. Michael Phelps, along with his bandits, need to be captured for national security. Unpunished, people might start to realize that marijuana is not bad, and should be legalized.

Lets still support the Cause even if Phelps doesn't

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RH

Busted Link

Sorry about the link, Drudgereport.com/then 8 arrested then the RAW video. maybe someone can get the link to work.

RH

thank you sheriff

you have done more for marijuana legalization than normal.you have proved drug warriors are insane ruthless criminals who are looking to profit from the torture and suffering of the citizens of the united states .thanks again if not for guys like you we would not be so close to legalization .you are a example of the lunatic fringe.

Sherrif Leon

Sherrif Leon. I would like to thank you for once again proving that idiots can get elected to public office and that you didn't let that stand in the way of your quest for fame. It is great to see that you are able to hold up that tradition of mean spiritedness and the kick em while they are down mentalitity that everyone has come to know and love and expect from the wacky boys in blue. It is a well-known fact most people who take up law enforcement are compensating for a very small penis or to get revenge on those who made fun of them in school and that of course is what makes them such miserable human beings. However in your case I think that you lost a bet about Phelps and had to fellate a wino. That just has to be the real reason you want to charge these people for smoking marijuana in a picture because nothing else makes sense. No one in their right mind would do such an idiotic thing so revenge must be the reason . Hey but look on the bright side now you are a famous sherriff, a famous sherriff who blow winos and is ridiculed by everyone for being a complete boneheaded moron but nevertheless famous. So I would like to encourage everyone who reads this to take a little sidetrip through your county and smoke some marijuana, maybe take a picture of it and post it on the internet. We could have a competition to see who could come up with the best picture. Sherrif Leon you are the best since Barney Fife. Keep up the good work, you've got almost everyone laughing at you. Sincerely. Hank Myers

Phelps

I hope they bust him. I hope they track him down at a Special Olympics meet and handcuff him in front of world wide TV. I hope they drag him all the way back to South Carolina in the middle of the night and throw him in jail with 47 illegal immigrants and thugs who "cozy" up real close with him. I hope he looses all of his earning potential and is barred from ever competing in any swimming contest for at least 10-15 years.I hope he looses his right to vote. And, since the neighbors will be picketing his home he'll have to move away but fortunately not to public housing as he will be barred from receiving any federal assistance. I hope he has his college degree because we don't want him to be educated on our dime. Hopefully this will happen and the whole world will be awakened to the level of cruelty that hundreds of thousands of American Citizens are faced with every day of every month of every year so that.........we don't get testicular cancer. For heaven's sake, what kind of message would that send to the children of South Carolina.

Agreed

I can't agree more. I hope he gets made a complete example of, book and losing all endorsement deals. The public needs to know how drug users are treated by the system, and as long as it's just the "bad" kids suffering under these laws, the public won't move to change them.

FWIW, although Kellogs is getting a lashing by the public, I support their right to drop him. More freedom, not less, is what we need.

Hasn't happened yet!

But have you not noticed that the rich and famous are, really, never at risk. Only the poverty laden, low lives, that have to live in slums can't afford to fight the "justice" system. Who cares about he peons! What a wonderful country we live in! I am real interested, in how this plays out, though!

The Sherrif doesn't read this blog...........

[email protected]

But I bet he reads his email.

Let's quit talking a big game here, and email the man at work.

[email protected]

RH

CC Magazine Demands that Authorities Free the Phelps 8!

Here is more information for those wishing to voice their displeasure directly to Sheriff Lott’s office:

Telephone: 1-803-576-3000
Fax: 1-803-576-3195
Email: [email protected] 

Address letters to:

Sheriff Leon Lott, 5623 Two Notch Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223

According to the extensive vitae listed at Cannabis Culture Magazine, Sheriff Lott is considered SC’s top cop.  He’s a former narcotics agent, and a former Lieutenant and Captain of the Narcotics Division.  Lott also received the 2004 ‘Strom Thurmond Award of Excellence in Law Enforcement’.

Sheriff Lott looks like a real neo-confederate go-getter, a jerk aiming for a higher political office.  It’s time for drug law reformers to do everything necessary to monkey-wrench Lott’s future political aspirations by exposing Lott as the obsolete wingnut he really is.

Giordano

World wide class action lawsuit against D.E.A.and their ilk.

A worldwide class action lawsuit has been filed against the D.E.A.,F.D.A.,DYNCORP,local,state,federal,and wall street sponsors,operators,and supporters of the terrorists war against drugs(prohibitionists/fundamentalists) and others. criminal charges include but are not limited to; terrorism,insider trading,socioeconomic plunder and more. the witnesses against the D.E.A. and the rest just mentioned number in the millions. far too many for any courthouse to accomodate. President Obama,along with over 20 other world leaders are supposed to announce the total disbanding and reprimanding of the D.E.A. and all local,state,federal,and private supporters of prohibition(war against drugs) on the day before the trial ,pointing out the amount of witnesses and damning evidence against drug war atrocity and noting president Roosevelt declared prohibition and all similar laws to be unconstitutional and an act of legalized plunder and terror. just two weeks to go ! everyone sign up as a witness against the drug wars fraudulent occupation.

We Can Sleep Easy...

...now that we know The Bong has been taken into custody. I'm quite glad because, frankly, who knows how much violent crime and debauchery would have perpetrated our country had The Bong continued its rampage.

Fear not -- they have the bong!

Sheriff Lott

is not doing anything that millions of other "law enforcement" officials do every day, all across the nation -- spending obscene amounts of our money destroying people's lives, then spending even more in pathetic attempts to justify their actions. And they don't do it to enforce the law or to protect the public; they don't give a damn about either the law or the people they are sworn to protect. They do it because they can.

..and they can...

...because pathetic sheeple who say moo, allow them to. Lotts of luck Amerika. Just keep on keeping on...and keep getting more of what ya got...a security police state that's about to go belly up...we're #1!

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