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14 sailors working in the nuclear reactor department aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier face disciplinary action for the use and distribution of LSD, the latest embarrassment to the 7th Navy Fleet, scandalous.
Ten of the sailors have already been disciplined for “charges related to LSD,” a spokesman for the 7th Fleet told the Navy Times. Two sailors have more serious problems and go to a court-martial for using, possessing and distributing the hallucinogenic drug, while the Navy is also considering charging three more.
The 14 worked in the airline’s nuclear reactors, and were described as “superior personnel”. Two Westinghouse nuclear reactors feed the 101,000-ton giant, which has a staff of nearly 6,000 people and can stay at sea for more than 20 years. Despite the tendency of sailors to serious hallucinogens, the Navy said that the reactors “remain safe”.
The two martial-cut sailors are accused of using, possessing and distributing the drug between January and February of this year. One is also accused of possession of anabolic steroids.
The Navy has been investigating the drug ring since February when it received a notice about a sailor using LSD.
Based in Yokosuka, Japan, the seventh fleet is the largest fleet in the US Navy. UU., With 20,000 sailors and between 50 and 70 boats. The LSD scandal is one of the many that has shaken the fleet this year. Another sailor aboard Ronald Reagan was found guilty in August of attempting to sexually assault a 14-year-old girl and sending explicit messages to another 7-year-old girl in Japan.
Dozens of fleet officers have also been accused of soliciting bribes from a Malaysian defence contractor, Leonard Glenn Fat Leonard Francis. One, a retired headmaster, pleaded guilty in September to inflating the bills for the port services of Leonard’s company in exchange for generous gifts and bribes in cash.
The fleet has also been hit by a series of tragic mishaps in recent times. The USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer, collided with a container ship in the Philippines in June 2017, killing seven crew members. Earlier that year, the USS John McCain, another guided missile destroyer, crashed into a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore. Ten crew members lost their lives and another five were injured.
Source: ES News Front