Sixty four soldiers have busted for involvement related to using or selling cocaine.
This number comes from an anonymous source, but officials are reluctant to release any details on this case. These soldiers were arrested at Fort Stewart on Tuesday.
Pvt. First Class Mario Figueroa was arrested on drug trafficking charges, after a 90 day investigation by LSCO Drug Task Force in cooperation with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
The military base in Georgia has been locked down and 100% of all the vehicles on the base have been searched.
There are 25k people, men and women alike, who serve on the army that live on that base at Fort Stewart.
This incident does not make any of the hard work that these soldiers put towards the safety and prosperity of this country have less value.
From Popular Military:
Authorities arrested several soldiers at Fort Stewart on Tuesday. The soldiers are believed to have used, had or involved in the sale of cocaine.
Officials at the base were reluctant to speak with Popular Military, only offering a small statement in a press release. “We dedicate resources and work closely with our local law enforcement partners to identify and suppress illegal drug use in our ranks,” Maj. Gen. James Rainey, senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said in a news release. An anonymous source at the base told Popular Military that sixty four soldiers from the 3-15 Infantry Battalion and the 1-30 Infantry Battalion are involved. It is not clear how many of them have been arrested. The source said the soldier at the top of the drug ring had ties to a known drug cartel.