A South Carolina paper notes that police have made eight arrests already.
"The Richland County Sheriff's Department has been taking a lot of heat from people in this country and all over the world," WIS10 reports. "They want to know why Sheriff Leon Lott is going after Michael Phelps."
The report continues, "Many are saying the sheriff should concentrate on more serious crimes, or at the very least, not focus solely on the Olympic champion when there were others at the party who were also breaking the law."
"Now it appears the case has expanded beyond Phelps' activities," WIS10 reports, adding "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."
The TV station notes that the bong was also confiscated by the police department, and the owner - who apparently tried to get $100,000 for it on eBay - was one of the eight arrested.