SC Cops Make Arrests in Phelps Case

Man who used to live in pot party house hit with possession
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 12, 2009 8:36 AM CST
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps trains at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – Police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking a bong have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the swimmer, a South Carolina defense lawyer says. The attorney said he has a client who was questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps attended near the University of South Carolina in November—and charged with possession of marijuana.

The lawyer says his client used to be a renter at the house where the party took place, but has since moved out of the city. He says sheriff's deputies searched his client's new home in the past week.