When did he have his wisdom teeth out? Boot camp or before? In boot camp, they rarely give them opiate painkillers for that, and if they do,it is in their record. All he has to do is have them look.
If you sent him to a civilian doctor for the procedure, he should have reported it to the recruiter... including ANY opiate drugs he may have taken. He'd have needed that documented, although I am not certain if he'd have needed a waiver. Maybe, probably. If this is not documented, then he may as well have been shooting up heroin.
ANY medical procedure before boot camp MUST be reported to the recruiter for documentation.
Opiates don't stay in the body that long... unless he took one later and forgot about it.
My thought is he had a prescription bottle of drugs given to him for his wisdom teeth. He probably didn't use all the drugs. Knowing that he needed to get some sleep before arriving at boot camp AND while still in the hotel, he took these drugs to help him sleep. Just my guess...
Now if he says he needed them for pain, then I think he can try to fight. However, if he told anyone at boot camp he took them to get some sleep, then he's screwed. Again, just my thought...
As Anti says "ANY medical procedure before boot camp MUST be reported to the recruiter for documentation."
I know the Navy drug test is very accurate, but there is always that chance that they messed up.
That may be a good sign ..... hopefully your son is able to call home often while he is in Ship 5. It's not an easy place to be. My son met with legal, but we knew it wasn't meant to be. There was no way to fight his asthma diagnosis even though he had a waiver prior to entering bootcamp. Ship 5 takes its toll on the recruits ..... not knowing is the worst part.