Army anti-drug leader suspended after drug charge
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania newspaper is reporting that the director of an Army installation's substance-abuse program is on leave pending further action after his arrest on cocaine-distribution charges.
The Sentinel in Carlisle reported Tuesday that Daniel Hocker, of Carlisle, was among 20 people indicted on federal criminal charges earlier this month. He's charged with drug distribution, use of a communications facility and conspiracy.
The newspaper says the 53-year-old Hocker led the substance-abuse program at the Carlisle Barracks for about two years before his security clearance was suspended. The program performs drug education, substance abuse testing, intervention and counseling.
Hocker's lawyer, Christopher Ferro, declined to comment on his client's employment situation.