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West Point Cadets Face Courts-Martial For Drug Distribution

March 02, 2017

Two West Point cadets have been referred to courts-martial proceedings on charges of the distribution of drugs, the U.S. Military Academy said Wednesday.

Last November, six cadets were charged with distributing drugs.

On February 14, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Jr. referred two of the six to a general courts-martial.

Christopher Monge of Coplay, Pennsylvania, and Tevin Long of Richmond, Texas, are on administrative leave and face arraignment before a military judge, to face charges that they violated Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 81 – conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and Article 112a – wrongful use, introduction and use of cocaine, oxycodone, oxymorphone and alprazolam.

The other four cadets who remain on administrative leave are awaiting a decision from the superintendent on further proceedings, including a possible courts-martial or administrative action.

The cadets are accused of driving to Newburgh, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to purchase the drugs and then carry them to West Point in 2015 and 2016.

Cadet Ammon Tuimaunei is charged with five violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 112a  and two violations of Article 81.