Updated: Monday, 14 Jan 2013, 2:31 PM EST
Published : Monday, 14 Jan 2013, 2:26 PM EST
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (WAVY) - Seven Coast Guard members based in Chincoteague were found guilty of drug-related offenses Monday.
“Today the individual cases of seven Coast Guard members accused of using prohibited substances underwent administrative proceedings, and it was found they violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Coast Guard policy,” said Capt. Christopher Keane, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, in a news release.
At a separate proceeding, an eighth Chincoteague-based member was found to have committed a drug-related offense, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The investigation dates back to November when the Coast Guard first received information that some members were using drugs or prohibited substances.
The members included ranks from seaman apprentice (E-2) to petty officer first class (E-6) from the Sector Field Office, Aids to Navigation Team and Electronic Support Detachment units.
The Coast Guard did not release the names of the offenders, but did confirm punishment included restriction, forfeiture of pay and reduction in pay grade.
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