"U.S. Army North was contacted by the Mendocino County
Sheriff's office on July 21 regarding an incident within their
jurisdiction in which SGT Bowe Bergdahl was present,”
“SGT Bergdahl was on authorized leave in California at
that time. He was not arrested and has returned to his duty
station at Fort Sam Houston He has not been charged with
any crime involving his time on leave,” she added.
Van Patten said the marijuana eradication team discovered
180 mature plants being grown outdoors, and added that it
would not be out of the question for someone in the house
to not be aware of the plants.
At least one person was arrested in the raid, but Van
Patten said at least one person other than Bergdahl was
also not arrested. He added that it is “not unusual” for
people found in similar situations to be released.
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Bowe Bergdahl Found During Pot Raid
Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a
prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban
detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this
week in northern California.
Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County
Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s
marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on
Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in
Redwood City, Calif.
Van Patten said Bergdahl was detained, but ultimately was
“determined not to be connected to the operation, at least
there was no evidence to suggest he was involved.”
When Bergdahl encountered the law enforcement team,
Van Patten said he identified himself while the sheriff’s
office reached out to the Department of Defense. The
agency confirmed Bergdahl was on leave, and asked for
their assistance in getting him back.
Sheriff’s office personnel later drove Bergdahl “to a halfway
point,” where he met up with army representatives.