Air Force Academy Cadet Dismissed over Use, Distribution of Cocaine

FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailShare
The Cadet Chapel and F-16 reflect on the tiles of The Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Oct. 31, 2018 after a few inches of snowfall blanketed the region overnight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)
The Cadet Chapel and F-16 reflect on the tiles of The Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Oct. 31, 2018 after a few inches of snowfall blanketed the region overnight. (Trevor Cokley/U.S. Air Force)

A cadet has been dismissed from the Air Force Academy in connection with cocaine use and distribution of the drug, service officials said in a news release.

Cadet 2nd Class Harry T. Vaughn pleaded guilty to "making false official statements to law enforcement about his purchase and use of cocaine ... and distribution of cocaine," according to an Air Force Academy news release.

RelatedAfter Courts-Martial Dropped, Air Force Academy Cadets Fight Expulsions

A military judge on Thursday accepted a guilty plea from Vaughn, and on Friday a panel of eight officers sentenced the former cadet to seven days of confinement, a $1,000 fine and dismissal from the Air Force.

Vaughn now has a "federal conviction on his record."

This article is written by Kieran Nicholson from Denver Post and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Read moreInside the Army's Quest for a Revolutionary New Bullet

Show Full Article