Pair of USS Ronald Reagan sailors sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Two sailors who worked with the USS Ronald Reagan’s nuclear reactor were sentenced after pleading guilty last month to charges stemming from a 2018 investigation into a drug ring that involved 15 sailors.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan D. Strandberg and Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew W. Miller, both nuclear machinist mates, were reduced in rank to E-1 and discharged from the Navy for bad conduct in exchange for pleading guilty to drug distribution charges. Both must also serve short terms in confinement.
According to a Dec. 7 pre-trial agreement, Strandberg pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and two counts of wrongful use or possession of controlled substances.
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