Caleb Moore, the son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says that his arrest on Sunday for possession of marijuana and prescription tranquilizers is part of a liberal plot to bring down his father and "destroy" his family.
"This is nothing more than a prime example of how media and crooked police officers and critics of my dad try to not only destroy his career for what he stands for but will go as far as trying to destroy his family. I am not a drug user as the drug test taken today will show. As for the malicious possession charges, justice will be served," he wrote.
AL.com's Kelsey Stein said that, according to court documents, police responded to a report of a break-in at a residence in Troy, Alabama. When officers arrived at the scene they found Moore and several other young men standing around a pickup truck that smelled strongly of marijuana.
When they searched the truck, officers found a baggie containing marijuana and pills that were identified as the prescription tranquilizer Xanax. Alongside the drugs, police found Moore's passport.
He was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was released on $8,500 bail.
This is not Caleb Moore's first brush with the law. He pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2013 in St. Clair County, Alabama and was sentenced to probation. In 2011, he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and drug possession. In that instance he pleaded to be charged as a youthful offender.
Moore's father, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has steadfastly opposed same-sex marriage in the state. Recently, Justice Moore come under fire for his various attempts to dodge federal law ordering the state to allow same-sex marriages to proceed.
“This power over marriage, which came from God under our organic law, is not to be redefined by the United States Supreme Court or any federal court,” said the judge to Fox News in February.