Cops Raiding California Pot Farm Find A Surprise: Former POW Bowe Bergdahl

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The nearly five-year effort to free the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan is scattered among numerous federal agencies with a loo... This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The nearly five-year effort to free the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan is scattered among numerous federal agencies with a loosely organized group of people working on it mostly part time, according to two members of Congress and military officials involved in the effort. An ever-shrinking U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has re-focused attention on efforts to bring home Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. (AP Photo/U.S. Army) MORE LESS
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Authorities conducting a raid Tuesday on a Northern California marijuana farm got an unexpected surprise when they found Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the property.

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allan told the Anderson Valley Advertiser newspaper that a drug task force came across Bergdahl when raiding a property in Redwood Valley, California. Allan said Bergdahl was “above politeness” and produced his military ID for officers, who determined he was not involved in the marijuana growing operation.

Bergdahl was the last remaining American prisoner of war in Afghanistan until he was freed in May 2014 in exchange for the release of five Taliban detainees held in Guantanamo Bay. He was subsequently charged with desertion for walking off his post in 2009, which led to his capture.

Bergdahl is currently serving desk duty at Texas’ Fort Sam Houston, according to The Army Times. A spokesman for U.S. Army North told the newspaper that Bergdahl was on authorized leave when he visited California and returned on Wednesday afternoon.

“He was not arrested and has returned to his duty station at Fort Sam Houston,” the spokesman, Lt. Col. Jason Shropshire, said. “He has not been charged with any crime involving his time on leave.”

Fox News pundits, who’ve been vocal critics of the so-called “prisoner swap” that brought Bergdahl home, were quick to criticize the soldier for being associated with the raid.

“Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy suggested Friday that the military drug test Bergdahl.

“Do they give him a drug test when he returns? Shouldn’t they give him a drug test when he returns?” Doocy laughed. “He’s active duty. Remember, he’s protecting us right now.”

“Outnumbered” co-host Andrea Tantaros was more pointed in her criticism:

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  1. Fox talking heads only parrot whatever Roger Ailes tells them to say Doocy being the one most often implicated in having no mind of his own…so the only thing you learn is what Roger Ailes thinks…nothing more.

  2. That boy should just stop walking ANYWHERE.

  3. Yep because it does not fit what their fevered minds tell them they spot and spout and spout but not a single one of them would even in their wet dreams volunteer.

  4. Should we have seen some reporting about those 5 Taliban guys by now? Since there was no doubt they were just heading straight back to the “battlefield” to kill Americans and all.

    You know, the 5 that were the “most dangerous” terrorists, the 5 “top Taliban leaders”. Those guys. Surely we should have heard something by now.

    Just like always, they got nothin…

  5. If only Bergdahl were beheaded, fox would be canonizing him as an ultra patriot hero. Instead since he survived 5 years of captivity, they vilify him at every opportunity.

    Must be what Trump meant when he said he doesn’t like the captured ones.

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