Caleb Moore, the apparently still-partying son of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, has been arrested yet again on drug possession charges.
According to court documents, officers responded to the 1200 block of Allen Street in Troy to a report of an attempted home break-in. They found five men, including Moore, outside near a pickup truck that smelled strongly of marijuana. After the men said there were no drugs in the vehicle, officers searched the truck and found a bag of marijuana in the glove compartment, along with Moore’s passport. Several Xanax pills also were found in the bag. Moore was arrested and taken to the city jail. He was released on bond totaling $8,500. His first court appearance is set for April 7 before Pike County District Judge William Hightower.
Several weeks ago I reported on Caleb Moore’s social media posts, prompting him to say this to AL.com: “I’ve done nothing more than any other college kids. Because of who I am, it gets blown out of proportion. Since then I’ve got in a closer walk with the Lord. Whatever anyone says about me, it doesn’t bother me. The people who know me and know what’s true can really see what’s going on here and see through critics of my dad.”
This is Caleb Moore’s third arrest on drug charges. As I noted in my first post about him, tax records appear to indicate that in 2012 he worked part-time for the virulently anti-gay Foundation For Moral Law, which was founded by his father and is now headed by his mother, Kayla Moore.
UPDATE: More from the Montgomery Advertiser:
Caleb Moore has been charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony. Bond was set at $1,000 on the marijuana charge and $7,500 on the controlled substance charge. Scott Hoyem, a spokesman for the Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts, confirmed the arrest Monday but said Chief Justice Moore would not comment on it, calling it a personal matter.
Per Alabama law, conviction on a Class C felony calls for this prison sentence: “No less than one year and one day and no more than 10 years.”