Female sailor, fellow sailor convicted of making LSD and ecstasy on military base

The first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle, assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19, Detachment Point Mugu, arrives at Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2017. (Public Affairs Specialist Theresa Miller/Navy)

Two junior sailors assigned to a drone squadron have been convicted for manufacturing drugs on a California Navy base, according to legal records.

Two members of the US Navy have been convicted of manufacturing drugs on a military installation in California.

According to court records, obtained by the Navy Times, Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Morgan Elizabeth Henson, of Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19, was convicted at special court-martial in February.   A fellow sailor, Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jeffrey D. Smalls, pleaded guilty to filling pill capsules with ecstasy and for manufacturing the drug.

Henson pleaded guiling to manufacturing LSD and ecstasy on Naval Base Ventura County in October 2017, drugs she apparently intended to distribute.

She also pleaded guilty to LSD distribution, possession of both drugs and bringing the drugs on the Navy base. She was sentenced to six months confinement, reduction to E-1 and a bad-conduct discharge.

Smalls, a Texas native, was sentenced to 90 days confinement and reduction in rank to E-1.  Both sailors enlisted in 2015 and VUP-19 was their first duty station, according to the Navy Times.

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