By policy, any Coast Guard member using illicit drugs are administratively processed for separation from the service. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation into drug activity on Kodiak Island. The Coast Guard learned of allegations of illicit drug activity involving Coast Guard members in the Fall of 2018 and referred the matter to the Coast Guard Investigative Service, according to a release from the Coast Guard. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Coast Guard announced on Tuesday that it has initiated criminal proceedings against 12 members, most of whom are assigned to various units in Kodiak for allegedly using illegal drugs. Capt. Melissa Rivera, chief of staff for the 17th Coast Guard District: “The Coast Guard treats all allegations of illicit drug activity seriously. Drug use is prohibited, is a violation of both Coast Guard policy and federal law, and is in direct contradiction of our core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.” Six additional Coast Guard members were disciplined at non-judicial punishment proceedings and are being processed for separation from the Service. Additional members may be charged or considered for non-judicial punishment before the investigation concludes.