The Navy is investigating at least ten Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for buying and selling drugs. Three Midshipmen are accused of buying the illegal drugs on the dark web and selling them to their fellow classmates according to a report from Fox News.
The New York Daily News reports the Midshipmen used bitcoin to purchase drugs like LSD, ketamine, and cocaine on the dark web.
In response to the allegations, Captain Robert B. Chadwick II, who is the second in command at the school, ordered all 4,500 students to undergo a random drug test at 5:30 am on Wednesday (February 21) morning.
Several students told Fox that the investigation is focused on the members of the 23rd brigade.
The investigation has been going on for three months, and so far no formal charges have been filed.
The Naval Academy spokesman, Commander David Mckinney, issued a statement that said "the results of the investigation are still pending" and that "the Navy has a zero tolerance for drug abuse."
“The Naval Academy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service recently initiated a command-assisted investigation in Annapolis after receiving a midshipman report of alleged recreational drug use within the Brigade,” said Cmdr. David Mckinney, a Naval Academy spokesman, in a statement to Fox News. “[T]he results of the investigation are still pending. We are continuing to work with NCIS on these reported allegations. The Navy has a zero tolerance for drug abuse and takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously.”
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