Right-Wing Alabama Judge's Son Claims His Drug Arrest is Just a Liberal Plot to Destroy His Family
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has received criticism for his recent attempts to block gay marriage in his state. Last Sunday his son, Caleb Moore, was arrested for possession of marijuana and prescription tranquilizers. According to court documents, police were responding to reports of a break-in when they found Moore, and others, outside a truck that smelled like marijuana. After a search of the truck, they found Xanax pills and he was charged taken into custody. He was released on $8,500 bail. Moore has been arrested before-for drugs in 2013 and a DUI, as well as drug possession, in 2011.
According to Moore, this is all a set-up. He took to his Facebook page to explain, "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."
Moore also posted about his father's gay-marriage stance recently, writing that, "My father is only doing what he sworn to the people through the Alabama, and The United States Constitution. However, the United States Constitution does not define marriage. Therefore, it is left up to the states which do define marriage."
Roy Moore is also well-known for refusing to obey a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Supreme Court building. At the time, he was removed from office by an ethics panel.