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Navy Corpsmen Face Drug Charges

Eleven Navy corpsmen at Bethesda Naval Hospital are to face drug charges following a six-month undercover investigation, a hospital spokesman said Saturday.

Hospital spokesman Cmdr. Al Twyman said the offenses involved the alleged use of marijuana, LSD and cocaine, and possession with the intent to distribute LSD and ecstasy. He said at least one of the 11 men allegedly used illegal drugs while on the hospital’s grounds.

The names of the accused, whose ages range from 20 to 23, were not released. Twyman said seven held jobs that involved direct care of patients, and that they had been reassigned pending expected courts-martial.

If convicted, all 11 could face fines and jail sentences in addition to dismissal from the Navy.



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