10 Navy SEALs discharged over meth, cocaine use

10 Navy SEALs discharged over meth, cocaine use
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Eleven Naval service members are being discharged after testing positive for cocaine and methamphetamines.

Ten Navy SEALs and one sailor in Navy special warfare tested positive for the substances, according to Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy for the use of illicit drugs and as such these individuals will be held accountable for their actions," Lawrence said in the statement, according to Business Insider.


"We are confident in our drug testing procedures and will continue to impress on all members of the command that illicit drugs are incompatible with the SEAL ethos and Naval service," the statement continued.

The incident is the latest indication of widespread drug abuse in the Navy SEALs.

A CBS investigation last April found that drug abuse in the elite military segment was “staggering.” Active and retired SEALs told CBS that speaking up about teammates’ drug use was considered a “career killer.”