The tea leaves from what seemed to be a simple hot cup of tea have forecast disaster for Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Javier Trevino.
After four years in the Navy, Trevino now works as an air traffic controller at the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville. That is until a friend brought back some tea from Mexico and gave it to Trevino when was visiting in San Antonio last May.
The tea tasted pretty good. Trevino even gave it to his eleven-year-old son and a best friend’s pregnant wife. But that seemingly innocent cup of tea may end Trevino’s Navy career.
It seems that the tea was mate de coca, made from the leaves of the plant used to make cocaine. On a drug test it shows up as cocaine.