Jul 24, 2015 12:00 PM by News Staff
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been accused of deserting his post in Afghanistan, was spotted at a Mendocino County marijuana farm during a raid.
Bergdahl, who arrived at the farm Wednesday, was there on authorized leave and not involved with the production of marijuana, Mendocino County Sheriff's officials said.
Military officials say Bergdahl will face in a court martial on one count of "desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty," which carries a maximum of five years in prison, as well as one count of "misbehavior before the enemy, endangering the safety of a command, unit or place," which carries a maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
After allegedly deserting his post, Bergdahl wound up in the hands of the Taliban, and was freed as part of a controversial prisoner swap that returned five Taliban commanders.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said Bergdahl has not been arrested.