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Navy, Naval Academy investigating alleged drug ring


Navy, Naval Academy investigating alleged drug ring
Navy, Naval Academy investigating alleged drug ring

Officials with the Navy and the Naval Academy are investigating a drug ring in the Academy that involves the sale of cocaine, ketamine and LSD to classmates, according to Fox News.

Three midshipmen are accused of selling the drugs bought on the dark web using Bitcoin, midshipmen at the Annapolis school told the news website. The probe involves at least 10 midshipmen, a senior Academy official told Fox News. There may be as many as 24 midshipmen under investigation.

Cmdr. David McKinney of the Naval Academy said in a statement that the results of an investigation are pending. He declined to say what drugs were allegedly used.

"We are continuing to work with NCIS on these reported allegations," he said. "The Navy has a zero tolerance for drug abuse and takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously."

Fox News reported that the probe focuses on the 23rd company, which has 150 midshipmen.

Capt. Robert B. Chadwick II, the second in command at the Naval Academy, ordered a surprise drug test for all the midshipmen early Wednesday morning, according to Fox News. All 4,500 were tested.

Seven midshipmen were booted for drugs between 2010 and 2017, Fox News reported.

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