Chad Deal 9:26 p.m., June 19
Illegal Spice Trade Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan
The Navy continues to crackdown on synthetic drugs on board its carriers and war vessels. Today, naval officials announced that 28 crew members on the USS Ronald Reagan were using or in possession of Spice.
It was the sixth investigation of the crew in the past month. The sailors will be kicked out of the Navy.
“The Navy’s policy on drug abuse is simple and clear — zero tolerance,” Vice Admiral Gerard Beaman stated in a November 21 release. “Drug use puts lives and missions at risk and undercuts unit readiness and morale. The use of synthetic drugs, to include spice, is illegal and the Navy continues to aggressively investigate the use of synthetic drugs and hold those in violation accountable.”
Since February 78 sailors have been nabbed for possession of Spice. Other notable busts include 16 sailors on the assault vessel Bataan, and 49 crew members on the USS Carl Vinson.