Around 30 airmen were to be discharged after investigators at the base discovered they had possessed or used a drug known as “Spice” following a tip, The Oklahoman reported.
Sold under brand names such as K2, Spice is comprised of herbs sprayed with chemicals that mimic the active chemical in marijuana, THC. The drug is currently on the federal government’s list of banned substances.
This begs the question: Would the U.S. be involved in three wars if someone would have had the courtesy to pass a little Spice further and further up the chain of command? Then again, could that actually be the reason we can’t seem to find a way out of those three military engagements?
Half of those caught were habitual users, The Oke reported, and military officials warned that the ramifications of Spice can be heavier than doobage, including seizures, headaches and a feeling of paralysis or numbness. Oh, and munchies and the giggles.
“Everyone needs to understand that Spice is a Schedule One controlled substance. In other words, it’s considered the same as using marijuana,” Col. Bob LaBrutta was quoted as saying in the story. “If you use Spice and are caught — which you will be — the Air Force has a zero-tolerance policy, so you will be jeopardizing your military career.”
Also, for the civilian population out there, it may be comforting to know that the AWACS aircraft flying low over your house isn’t being piloted by someone having a Spice-induced midair freak-out.