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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — A Sembach Annex-based airman was sentenced to 10 months in jail after pleading guilty to driving while impaired by marijuana as well as possession and distribution of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Airman 1st Class Nickolas L. Barringer, 21, admitted during a court-martial last week that he bought the illegal drugs in the Netherlands at various times last year and brought them to Germany for him and friends, said Capt. Paolino Caliendo, the Air Force chief of military justice at Ramstein Air Base.

Barringer, of the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while impaired by marijuana and six counts of wrongfully using, distributing, possessing or introducing marijuana or hallucinogenic mushrooms at various times between March and September 2005, according to court documents.

An Air Force investigation into Barringer began after a September traffic stop in the Netherlands found he had used marijuana before driving, Caliendo said.

Barringer admitted that he bought the drugs in the Netherlands and gave them to friends stationed in Germany.

Possession of what the Netherlands considers “soft drugs,” including marijuana and unprocessed mushrooms, is legal in the country. However, military servicemembers are prohibited from possessing or using them even if they are in a country in which the drugs are considered legal. Both marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms are illegal in the United States.

Courts-martial against other airmen connected with this case are pending, Caliendo said.

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