Four USFK soldiers who the Korean police are saying are deserters were arrested over a month ago for selling drugs:
Four Camp Casey soldiers are in custody on suspicion of selling the designer drug Spice to other servicemembers and South Korean citizens, according to Korean police.
The police referred to all four as deserters. At least two have been described as accomplices during court proceedings for Pvt. Michael Lehmkuhl of the 2nd Infantry Division and former USFK soldier Arin Bergquist, who will be sentenced next week for their role what has been described as a major Spice smuggling and distribution ring.
A news release from the International Criminal Investigative Service of the Gyeonggi police agency said all four deserters imported synthetic marijuana via international mail, camouflaging the drug as coffee grounds, and then mixed it with catnip, acetone and a Korean mouthwash before selling it. It was unclear how closely the four worked together, if at all.
“We are aware of the ongoing investigation and have cooperated fully with Korean authorities as they continue to conduct a joint
investigation with the U.S. Criminal Investigation Command,” said Col. Andrew Mutter, 8th Army spokesman. “Two soldiers are currently in USFK custody, one is currently in Republic of Korea custody, and one has completed his Korean mandated confinement and was released.”
No names have been released, with officials citing the ongoing investigation, and no charges have been filed. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read a whole lot more at the link. Like prior arrests these guys were selling spice. What a bunch of idiots to think they could get away deserting and making a living selling drugs in Korea.