Aviano airman found guilty of drug charges
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — An airman assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron was found guilty of five drug charges in a general court-martial last week, an Aviano spokesman said.
Senior Airman Jason Scott became the 11th airman at Aviano to be tried and sentenced as the result of a drug sting in December 2003. He was found guilty of distribution of cocaine, distribution of marijuana, use of cocaine, use of marijuana and possession of cocaine.
He was sentenced to 18 months’ confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, a reduction in rank to E-1 and a bad-conduct discharge, the spokesman said.
Scott and the others convicted over the past several months were detained after a three-month investigation by the 31st Security Forces Squadron and Office of Special Investigations Detachment 531.
The case, which resulted in the biggest drug bust in base history, is still ongoing, with other airmen likely to face charges.