Brother of Placenta-Eating Alicia Silverstone Smoked In Bowe Bergdahl Pot Raid

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone / Wikimedia Commons / Caroline Bonarde Ucci
July 28, 2015

The brother of actress Alicia Silverstone, infamous for consuming her own placenta after pregnancy, was snagged in the California marijuana raid in which alleged U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl was also caught up.

The New York Daily News reported that David Silverstone was slapped with two felony charges after investigators raided his farm in Redwood Valley on July 21. Bergdahl, who was visiting when the raid occurred, was interviewed by investigators as a witness before being cleared of any wrongdoing.

Authorities charged Silverstone with marijuana cultivation and possession for sale and are holding him on a $25,000 bond.

Upon discovering the illegal pot growing operation, members of a drug task force led by Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman arrested multiple individuals and seized 181 marijuana plants in the raid. 

Following his interaction with Bergdahl, Allman described the POW as "very polite" though insisted that he wouldn’t "stick up" for him.

"I’m not sticking up for the guy at all, but I will say this, he was very polite," the sheriff said. "He was not resistant at all. He shook everybody’s hand. He thanked us all."

Captured by the Taliban, Bergdahl has been the subject of controversy since the Obama administration traded five terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for his freedom in 2014. He is currently on active duty in Texas, awaiting trial for his desertion case.