Navy to kick out 28 sailors for illegal drug use

By the Associated Press | November 21, 2011 | 1:40 PM EST

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.