MORE SAILORS TO BE KICKED OUT OF NAVY FOR
"SPICE" USE - 28 CREW MEMBERS OF AIRCRAFT
First, it was widespread use of the synthetic drug "Spice" aboard the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. That was last month when 64 sailors were tossed out of the Navy after being caught using the dangerous substance. Several of them were career enlisted, including at least one chief petty officer (E-7). It's only a matter of time before an officer is cashiered for
dabbling in the deadly drug.
One of the big problems with Spice is that some states, like Maryland, still sell it openly as "bath salts." The Navy has countered by warning being caught with it means immediate dismissal. Maybe what they need to do is slap long jail terms on users as well. Can you imagine what could happen to one of our nuclear subs on long deployment if even one crew member took Spice, flipped out and threw a switch or damaged the boat?
One of the biggest problems with the drug is that it's ingredients are similar to marijuana, however, the side-effects are very serious. Doctors say victims report seizures, feelings of numbness in the limbs, and even paralysis.
How so many sailors got their hands on Spice while the Ronald Reagan was deployed is being investigated by NCIS. The huge carrier returned to home waters in September after seven months at sea.
"SPICE" EPIDEMIC SPREADS TO BOLLING AFB
FIVE MEMBERS OF THE HONOR GUARD BUSTED
FOR USING NEW DRUG - SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
POPULAR ON ALL AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS
MORE AND MORE AIRMEN EXPERIMENTING WITH
MIND-ALTERING SUBSTANCE - FIVE CADETS
EXPELLED FOR GETTING "HIGH" ON SPICE AT
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY - LAST YEAR AT HILL
AFB, HALF DOZEN AIRMEN CAUGHT USING DRUG
SPICE EPIDEMIC SPREADS AS SAN DIEGO
SAILORS BUSTED AND KICKED OUT OF NAVY
64 IN ALL - "DRUGGIES" CAUGHT ON USS
CARL VINSON, ATTACK SUB SAN FRANCISCO,
AND LANDING DOCK ARCO - SEVEN WOMEN
AMONG THOSE NABBED, INCLUDING COCAINE
USERS - HIGHEST RANKER CAUGHT A PO1