Nearly 90 Sailors Investigated for Drug-Use

Synthetic drug-use among San Diego-based sailors growing

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Nov 21, 2011  |  Updated 1:13 PM PDT
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Yet another group of San Diego-based sailors is under investigation for using or processing synthetic drugs.

The US Navy conducted six investigations of 28 sailors believed to have used the synthetic drug, Spice, a Navy spokesperson said.

These investigations come one month after almost 50 sailors from the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson were investigated for distributing or using the same synthetic drug. In addition, 10 Sailors from the USS San Francisco and three Sailors from Arco, a floating dry dock, received non-judicial punishment for using Spice.

The most recent investigations were conducted aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, which is based in San Diego. The sailors will likely be dismissed, according to the Associated Press.

Spice, a drug with similar effects as marijuana, is illegal in the US. The Navy has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the drug.
 

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