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Airmen charged with synthetic drug possession, usage to face harsher punishment

Posted 8/6/2012   Updated 8/6/2012 Email story   Print story

    


366th Fighter Wing Legal Office

8/6/2012 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- On July 9, President Barrack Obama signed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, adding the synthetic cannabinoid commonly known as "spice," and 11 other synthetic cathinones, commonly known as "bath salts," to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

A general order prohibiting spice has been in place since January 2011 and violations of that order by Airmen were typically charged under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a conviction for which could include a maximum confinement term of two years. With the addition of these synthetic drugs to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, their wrongful use, possession or distribution by Airmen can now be charged as a violation of Article 112a, UCMJ, a conviction for which can include a maximum confinement term of five years for use or possession, and fifteen years for distribution or possession with intent to distribute.



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