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Navy To Kick Out 28 Sailors For Illegal Drug Use

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USS Ronald Reagan (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

USS Ronald Reagan (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy says it plans to kick out 28 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for using a synthetic drug that mimics marijuana called Spice.

The announcement Monday comes only a month after a similar investigation into illegal drug use led to the dismissal of 64 other sailors — also from the San Diego-based U.S. Third Fleet, which includes the Reagan.

Some of the 64 were assigned to the USS Carl Vinson, the carrier from which Osama bin Laden was buried at sea.

The 28 sailors were part of six probes conducted by the Navy in the past month.

The Navy has banned the use of fake pot.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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