Stars and Stripes reporter resigns after admitting to drug possession in Afghanistan

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 3, 2011

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- A Stars and Stripes reporter on assignment in Afghanistan was removed from his post this week after editors were informed that he had been detained by U.S. military police at Kandahar Air Field on suspicion of possessing and using marijuana.

Officials did not formally charge the reporter, James Foley, with any crime. But according to military regulations, he was immediately banned from visiting any U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

Foley, who admitted to an editor that he had marijuana in his possession at Kandahar, resigned his position on Thursday. He joined Stars and Stripes in January.