Airman pleads guilty to drug offenses, jailed 3 months

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Following a Special Court-Martial conducted Oct. 4, 2022, an Airman stationed at Dyess AFB, Texas, pleaded guilty to drug possession and use, according to court records.

The case was investigated by a 7th Security Forces Squadron Office of Investigations investigator and the Joint Base Enforcement Team (JBET) investigator assigned to Office of Special Investigations Detachment 815, involving the wrongful use of a controlled substance.

In May 2021, JBET was signed to optimize OSI and SF investigative capabilities.

Regarding drug offenses, JBET, SF and OSI conduct joint interviews of drug abuse suspects to determine the lead investigative agency, with OSI focusing on drug distribution and manufacturing.

According to court documents in this case, the Airman possessed methamphetamine on Dyess Air Force Base and used methamphetamine on multiple occasions. As a result, the Airman received a Bad Conduct Discharge, was reduced in rank to Airman Basic, jailed for three months, and reprimanded.

“I am immensely proud of the Joint Base Enforcement Team investigator and the 7th Security Forces investigator on their quick work in this case and accomplishing investigative excellence to ensure the standards expected of all Airmen and Guardians could be enforced,” said Det. 815 Special Agent in Charge Samuel Brandt.

Editor’s Note: This article is the 13th installment in the OSI Public Affairs “Justice For All” Series; a collection of recent court-martial cases highlighting the tireless efforts of OSI Special Agents, as they fulfill their mission to defend the nation, protect the integrity of the Department of the Air Force, find the truth and serve justice for all.