Nearly a dozen U.S. Air Force officers are under investigation for alleged drug possession, and Vandenberg Air Force Base is right in the middle of it.
News of a drug investigation within the U.S. Air Force came out on Thursday. That's when the Air Force suspended the security clearances of two missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
More details followed and revealed that the probe actually began months ago with 2 officers at Edwards Air Force Base in California. An Air Force spokesperson said the investigation, "expanded, based on contact with the officers in question regarding recreational drug possession."
A spokesperson with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations tell us, all together, nine lieutenants and a captain at six bases in the U.S. and Britain are involved. All have some tie to the original 2 officers at Edwards Air Force Base.
Vandenberg Air Force Base is right in the middle of it. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations couldn't tell us how many airmen at Vandenberg are involved, and our attempts to get a comment from Vandenberg officials have, so far, gone unanswered.
The Air Force is staying tight-lipped on the details of the investigation, including what drugs the 10 officers allegedly were involved with.
It's military policy to randomly drug test all military members. It's not known whether the officers involved in the investigation were using drugs, along with allegedly possessing.