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Academy cadet faces court-martial on cocaine, marijuana charge

A cadet in his third year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been accused of using illegal drugs and will face a court-martial beginning April 2.

Cadet 2nd Class Daven D. Horne has been charged with two specifications alleging wrongful use of marijuana and cocaine, the academy said in a release Friday. These would be violations of Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

“It must be emphasized that charges are merely accusations, and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” the release said.

The charge sheet in the case, provided by the academy, said Horne allegedly used the drugs sometime in May or early June 2018.

Another former cadet, in an unrelated case, was sentenced to be dismissed from the Air Force and jailed for 30 days last November after he admitted to using cocaine. That former cadet second class, Ethan Walton, pleaded guilty in a court martial to unlawfully using cocaine on two occasions, as well as making false statements to investigators.

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