Naval Academy expels more midshipmen for allegedly using 'spice'
April 1st, 2011
03:37 PM ET

Naval Academy expels more midshipmen for allegedly using 'spice'

Five more midshipmen have been expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy for allegedly using "spice," a mixture of herbs and a synthetic chemical similar to the chemical THC in marijuana.

Last January, CNN reported seven midshipmen had been expelled as part on an investigation of spice use at the academy. Now a spokesperson at the Academy confirms the number of expulsions has reached 12.

"There have been four male 2nd class (juniors), six male 3rd class (sophomores), one male 4th class (freshman), and one female 3rd class midshipmen separated in conjunction with this investigation (totaling 11 males, 1 female)," according to Jennifer M. Erickson, an academy spokeswoman.

The 3rd class female was the most recent separation. She was expelled Monday.

The investigation of spice use at the academy began last fall and is continuing.

"We will not speculate about any potential, additional expulsions," Erickson said.

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  1. jj

    anyone that has been in the military knows there is zero tolerance on drugs plain n simple wanna get high? then get the hell out drugs have no place in the military synthetic or not

    April 2, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • JAZZ

      You said it better , thanks JJ , how u doing butt head. saying that in a good way.

      April 2, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. 2pac

    Man we shud legalize all drugs, dey got ma cuzin 10yrs fa sellin weed n fo wat? Name 1 real black ppl dat dont smoke weed n i kno dat person lyin. Hell, obama prolly smoke weed too.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • WHITE BURRO

      Really? Name one real black person who doesn't smoke weed? What? Did you even read the article? Race has not even been mentioned. In addition, the article is not even about weed. It's about people who knowingly break the rules and are facing the consequences, period.
      If you know you could lose your job, or education opportunity and you choose to do it anyway, then accept it. Make better choices.
      This is not a "legalize weed" issue.

      April 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sheryl

    Black politicians? I can't imagine any Caucasian or Asian politicians who never smoked a joint.
    Has anybody noticed my new cobra-skin shoes? I made them with a Simplicity pattern.

    April 2, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. JAZZ

    I like sandals better lets my toes breath.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sheryl

    I certainly hope you trim your toenails better than the gentleman who bought my martinis last night.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. JAZZ

    Oooo, so sorry to hear that Sheryl , hope u let him down gently.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sheryl

    Yes. That's so important, don't you think?
    Nevertheless, as long as it's down.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. JAZZ

    Yes , neatness counts , were u reside ?

    April 2, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. JAZZ

    sorry I'm in Upstate NY. I like to get a visual of were ppl are , kinda a thing I have.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sheryl

    Oh, all over.
    But usually in the city.
    New York, NY, of course.
    Close to Bergdorf-Goodman.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sheryl

    Upstate is lovely, too.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sheryl

    So many power outages in the country–for snuggling–but deer eat your flowers.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. JAZZ

    Sorry , have to leave for a second , Yes I would love to visit NYC some time, maybe the 10th anniversary of 911. So tragic. were u there at the time ?

    April 2, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. JAZZ

    Hey I gotta go lots to do today catch u later

    April 2, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sheryl

    Bye, bye, Jazz.
    Yes, I was in the gym and we watched it on TV. Most of us were shocked, but a few just kept running on treadmills.

    April 2, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
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