Airman pleads guilty, sentenced for illegal drug use
By James Rumfelt, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 14, 2016
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
A student Airman from the 364th Training Squadron here
was sentenced to 4 months confinement, reduction to the paygrade of E-1 and a
bad conduct discharge after pleading guilty to two charges under the Uniform
Code of Military Justice during a court-martial Jan. 12, 2016.
Airman 1st Class Tanner Wideman pled guilty to charges of
conspiracy and wrongful use and possession of a controlled substance.
Wideman admitted to traveling with another Airman and an
NCO to Dallas. In his statement, he said they had planned to travel to the
apartment of a civilian female he had been seeing where they purchased and used
In April 2015, Wideman admitted that he and another
Airman had used LSD before heading to a music festival in Dallas.
Wideman said multiple times during his statements he was
ashamed of his actions and he knew what he had done brought discredit to his
family and the Air Force. He stated that he wished he could go back and make
better decisions and not be such a follower.