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Coast Guard in Va. Punishes 8 for Drug-Related Offenses

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.— Eight U.S. Coast Guard members assigned to Chincoteague-based units are being punished for using drugs.

Seven of the members were found to have committed drug-related offenses during administrative proceedings Monday. An eighth Chincoteague-based member was found to have committed a drug-related offense Jan. 3 during a separate proceeding.

The members admitted to using prohibited substances following an investigation. Their punishment includes restriction, forfeiture of pay and reduction in paygrade. The Coast Guard also said the members will be processed for discharge by reason of misconduct.

"This behavior is inconsistent with the Coast Guard mission and core values," said Capt. Christopher Keane, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads.

In late November, the Coast Guard received information alleging some Coast Guard members were using drugs or prohibited substances. The Sector Hampton Roads command began an investigation into the allegations that concluded eight members being found in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The members included ranks from seaman apprentice (E-2) to petty officer first class (E-6) from the Sector Field Office, aids to navigation team and electronic support detachment units. 

 

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