27 RAF Lakenheath airmen suspected of drug use
/ Published October 17, 2002
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (AFPN) -- Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents here ended a four-month-long counternarcotics operation Oct.13. The operation provided evidence that 27 U.S. Air Force active-duty airmen from the base may have been involved in the use, possession, and distribution of controlled substances.
The airmen, ages 19 to 30, were assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron, 48th Communications Squadron, 48th Medical Support Squadron, 48th Component Maintenance Squadron, 48th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
The investigation of these individuals is still on going.
Agents worked in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence Police, 48th Fighter Wing, and 100th Security Forces Squadron from RAF Mildenhall, England.