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Jennifer Grogan, of connecticut reports that

[The US]CGA expels nine cadets for drug use, 22 August 2009.

Nine sophomore cadets have been expelled from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for using or possessing cocaine or marijuana.

Drug use was the most serious offense, but several of the nine third-class cadets also broke academy rules prohibiting underage drinking, fraternizing and stealing.

The academy’s leadership decided not to court-martial the eight male cadets and one female cadet because the drug use was “personal use,” said Capt. John Fitzgerald, commandant of cadets.

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