CBS News investigation uncovers growing Navy SEAL drug use problem

Posted at 9:21 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 22:58:18-04

A growing drug abuse problem hits one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.

Tuesday a CBS News investigation uncovered drug use among the ranks of the Navy SEALs.

According to the investigation, the commander of 900 Navy SEALs on the East Coast called an all-hands meeting late last year about a drug problem in Group 2, which is based in Virginia Beach.

Three Navy SEALs agreed to talk to CBS News on camera on the terms that they disguised their faces and change their voices to protect them from retribution, the network said.

One of the SEALs who spoke to CBS News said drug use is growing.

Capt. Jamie Sands, the commander of 900 SEALs, said he had been working for three months and in that time frame five SEALs had been kicked off their teams for drug use.

To read the entire CBS News investigation, click HERE.