Bowe Bergdahl had no connection to pot farm where he was seen last weekend
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for nearly five years in Afghanistan, was present at a Northern California marijuana farm when it was raided by deputies last weekend, Mendocino County sheriff's Capt. Greg Van Patten confirmed.
Capt. Pattern, however, added that Bergdahl wasn't taken into custody as had no connection to the marijuana farm. The officer added that the former army sergeant cooperated with investigators.
Speaking about the raid and Bergdahl's presence there, Pattern said, "He was a perfect gentleman. He was cooperative and polite to the investigators."
Lt. Col. Jason Shropshire, a spokesperson for U.S. Army North, said Bergdahl was on an authorized leave in the state at the time when he was seen at the marijuana farm, which had nearly 200 marijuana plants.
Meanwhile a separate report said that Shropshire was escorted to Santa Rosa in California by military personnel to return him to his duty station close to Washington.
Bergdahl was taken back to the United States in May last year as part of a prisoner exchange. U.S. authorities had to release five Taliban militants who were detained at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl.
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