6 West Point cadets face drug-related charges

Six West Point cadets are facing drug-related charges.

The U.S. Military Academy said Friday that charges were initiated under military law against five seniors and one member of the class of 2016. The charges are conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and wrongful use, introduction and distribution of controlled substances.

West Point officials did not provide details about the charges, which are the first step in the court martial process.

Charged are Joshua Bobo, Jaelen Gadson, Tevin Long, Christopher Monge and Jalen Swett of the class of 2017, along with Jared Rogers of the class of 2016. The names of their lawyers weren't initially available.

The cadets are on administrative leave away from the academy.