VIDEO: 8 arrested in connection with Phelps bong photo

Days after a photo of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps smoking marijuana out of a water pipe surfaced on the internet, eight people has landed behind bars, according to WIS-TV.


The station says seven people have been charged with drug possession and one person with distribution.

Sheriff Leon Lott from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in South Carolina told the station that the notorious bong was also confiscated.

Sources say its owner was trying to sell it on eBay for around $100,000. The person was not even at the party but was among those charged.

Phelps, who has apologized about the incident, has not been charged in the case.

The infamous photo, published Feb. 2, was allegedly taken at a University of South Carolina party in Columbia back in November, WIS reported.