Something big is going down at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
On Tuesday, the base was placed on lockdown and several soldiers were arrested because authorities believe that they either have in the past or are currently selling, possessing, or using cocaine, Popular Military reported.
While the investigation is continuing, Popular Military reports that it had been told by a source there could be as many as 64 soldiers from the “3-15 Infantry Battalion and the 1-30 Infantry Battalion” involved in the affair.
UIt wasn’t clear how many had actually been arrested, but Popular Military said its source had reported that the drug ring’s leader had ties to a known drug cartel.
One of those arrested on drug trafficking charges was Pfc. Mario Figueroa, 22, according to Popular Military.
The Associated Press reported via the Army Times that several of the soldiers from the Tuesday apprehensions had been cleared of wrongdoing.