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Phelps Won't Be Charged

SC sheriff probed swimmer's marijuana use but found no evidence, he says

(Newser) - South Carolina officials won't charge Michael Phelps for smoking that bong after all, The State reports. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said today he'd investigated Phelps' marijuana use at a November party, but came up short on evidence—even though Phelps had admitted to doing it. Legal analysts said Phelps... More »

Phelps Toke Highlights Absurd Drug Laws

We elected a president who once smoked, so what's the big deal?

(Newser) - Poor Michael Phelps, who will have to be punished for something nearly half the country has also done, writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post. And poor Sheriff Leon Lott, who "probably doesn't want to press charges because it's a waste of time and resources." The real problems,... More »

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