Bong Owner Tried to Get $100K on eBay

Eight partygoers have been arrested; Phelps not among them
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2009 4:16 PM CST
Michael Phelps answers questions from reporters about his outing as a pothead.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The bong case grows. Eight people in Columbia, SC, have been arrested on drug charges stemming from the infamous frat party that Michael Phelps attended, WIS-TV reports. Those eight do not include Phelps himself, but they do include the bong's owner, who reportedly tried to sell it on eBay for $100,000. The piece of memorabilia is now in police custody.

The county sheriff, meanwhile, remains adamant about pressing ahead with the case and is leaving open the possibility that Phelps will be charged. Others near and far are not so gung-ho. The local police department has refused to investigate, and South Carolina’s governor was nonchalant. “I don't see what it gets at this point,” he said.