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Drugs and Drug Abuse / Marijuana Raid / United States Military Use and Tests #498547

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 1978
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(Studio) Report on police raid of yacht in Boothbay Harbor, ME, in which 600 bales of marijuana were seized. White House request to Congress to allow use of urinalysis to detect heroin use by military men. overseas reported; estimates with regard to use in some units in West Germany noted.
REPORTER: John Hart (WCSH-TV newsfilm Portland, ME)

(DC) Findings among sailors on USS Midway last year stated. House Narcotics Committee survey on military use of drugs and reaction of servicemen to questions about use outlined. [Representative Lester WOLFF - cites details re: reports of drug abuse among military] Criticisms against Defense Secretary Brown with regard to this problem stated. [Representative Robin BEARD - thinks Brown should talk to soldiers in field and to physicians about problem.] Wolf f's plan to request meeting on subject with President Carter. noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Reporter(s):
Wallace, Chris
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00:02:10

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