RAF LAKENHEATH, England — An airman based here pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to using and distributing illegal drugs, the seventh conviction to come from a sting conducted at the base last year.

Airman 1st Class Jerome E. Sligh, of the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, faced charges of using and intending to distribute marijuana, Ecstasy and cocaine for about the past year on or around Lakenheath.

A sentence hadn’t been handed down by Stars and Stripes’ deadline Wednesday, according to legal officials at the base.

After entering his guilty plea, Sligh confirmed to the judge that he and other airmen convicted of similar charges had smoked marijuana on the base and while driving in nearby villages, getting their supplies from a Cambridge-based dealer known only as “Nomi.”

Ten local airmen including Sligh were netted in an undercover sting at the base in September. The investigation began after rumors of drug use and distribution circulated around the dorms.

Airman 1st Class Chad M. Sukov was sentenced earlier this month to 15 months’ confinement, a bad-conduct discharge and a demotion to E-1, but will serve only a year as part of a pre-trial agreement.

Airman Basic Quinticello Townsend was sentenced in April to six months of confinement and a bad-conduct discharge.

The other airmen who have pleaded guilty to drug-use charges are Airman David Murphy, of the 48th Dental Squadron; Airman Basic Anthony Skervin, of the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron; Airman Ronald Moore Jr. of the 48th Medical Support Squadron; and Senior Airman Christopher Givens of the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Skervin and Moore were punished with confinement and bad-conduct discharges. Murphy and Givens received confinement and reductions in rank.

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