US Navy warns staff not to buy LSD on the dark web

The Independent | Jul 2, 2020 at 7:39 PM
  • The US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has noticed an uptick in Navy personnel buying, using and distributing LSD – and while it long ago stopped routinely testing for the drug, the agency is prepared to crack down on service service members, including by rewarding informants.
  • The navy and other armed forces have had a few high-profile incidents of LSD use and dealing among personnel, including one 2018 incident where several sailors pled guilty to possessing and distributing drugs including LSD and MDMA in Japan while serving in the nuclear department of the USS Ronald Reagan.
  • The NCIS, for one, “continues to use investigative tools – including source networks and tipsters – to identify and prosecute DON personnel attempting to buy LSD or other illicit substances on the dark web”.