USAFE Airmen charged with drug use, confined

Compilation of U.S. Air Force press releases and Air Force News stories.

Seven Airmen have been sentenced for drug use and distribution since an undercover drug investigation was conducted in September 2006 at Royal Air Force bases Lakenheath and Mildenhall in England. 

Airman Ronald Moore Jr., assigned to the 48th Medical Support Squadron, pleaded guilty wrongfully using Ecstasy and marijuana. The judge sentenced Airman Moore to a reduction in rank to airman basic, confinement for four months and a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Air Force, according to a U.S. Air Force press release.

Airman 1st Class Jerome E. Sligh, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pleaded guilty to the use and distribution of marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy. Airman Slight was sentenced to 17 months of confinement, reduction to E-1 and a bad conduct discharge, according to a U.S. Air Force press release.

Three other Airmen in the undercover investigation have yet to be tried. 

All U.S. armed forces service members must adhere to military law under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which provides a common military justice standard worldwide for all service members. The purpose of military law is to promote justice, assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, and to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military.