Lawyer: Camp Lejeune Marine Acquitted On Spice Charge

A lawyer says a Camp Lejeune Marine has been found not guilty of charges that he possessed Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana.

Don Marcari told WITN News that he believes PFC Trevor Hakanson's trial may be the first of its kind on base, which banned Marines from using the substance more than a year ago. Spice is still legal to purchase in North Carolina.

Marcari says Hakanson was awaiting transfer to a traumatic brain injury center when the Sergeant of the Guard smelled what he thought was marijuana. Inside the Marine's room he found Hakanson "wide eyed, unsteady on his feet and having a raspy voice".

But after a three day trial, the lawyer says Hakanson was acquitted after evidence was presented that the Marine's condition came from being treated at the TBI clinic, and not from any drug use.

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