Two junior sailors stationed with a drone squadron have been convicted for manufacturing drugs on a California Navy base, according to legal records.

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Morgan Elizabeth Henson, of Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19, was convicted at special court-martial in February.

Among the charges to which she pleaded guilty, Henson copped to manufacturing LSD and ecstasy on Naval Base Ventura County in October 2017, drugs she intended to distribute, according to charge sheets.

The Arizona native also pleaded guilty to LSD distribution at the same time and to possession of both drugs.

Henson also pleaded guilty to bringing the drugs on the Navy base in 2017 and to emptying pill capsules and filling them with ecstasy, according to court records.

At a special court-martial on Feb. 14, judge Capt. Jonathan Stephens sentenced her to six months confinement, reduction to E-1 and a bad-conduct discharge.

The day before, Henson’s shipmate, Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jeffrey D. Smalls, pleaded guilty to filling pill capsules with ecstasy and for manufacturing the drug, according to Navy records.

Stephens sentenced the Texas native to 90 days confinement and reduction in rank to E-1.

Attorneys for both sailors declined comment for this story.

Service records show they were taken into custody on their trial dates.

Both enlisted in 2015 and VUP-19 was their first duty station, according to records.

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