Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Navy says it's discharging 16 sailors for using or dealing the banned synthetic drug "spice."
Authorities discovered spice aboard the Norfolk-based ship back in November.
After an eight-week investigation, the Navy identified 16 sailors who either used the drug, or bought or sold it.
The Navy has a zero-tolerance policy on drugs - all 16 have been or are in the process of being separated from the Navy.
Spice is a smokable blend of chemically treated leaves that's more potent than marijuana.