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January 2013
Tim Bilecki

Former Sailor of the Year Charged for Marijuana, Charges Kept at Captain’s Mast

Use and Possession of Drugs
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Navy Petty Officer Second Class – E-5
No criminal charges, separated at administrative separation board.

The accused was a former Sailor of the Year recipient, responsible for overseeing the nuclear reactor on a nuclear submarine. After a positive reading for marijuana on a urinalysis, law enforcement investigated the Sailor’s illegal use of marijuana. The investigation uncovered several other Sailors with whom he had allegedly smoked marijuana.

After learning that charges would likely be preferred against him, the Sailor retained court a martial lawyer for UCMJ Article 112a, Tim Bilecki. By working with the government, Mr. Bilecki managed to keep all charges at Captain Mast, which ultimately led to an Administrative Separation Board.

Mr. Bilecki represented the Sailor at the Administrative Separation Board; however, given his position of responsibility on a nuclear submarine, the Board discharged the Sailor with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.

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