Son of Alabama Chief Justice Arrested for Drug Possession

By May Wilkerson 03/17/15

Caleb Moore was busted with pills and weed near the scene of a break-in.

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Caleb Moore, the son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, was arrested for drug possession this past weekend. According to court records, the 24-year-old was arrested near the scene of a break-in, and charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs and marijuana. Moore was taken to city jail and released on an $8,500 bond.

Moore took to Facebook yesterday to address the charges, which he claims are a direct attack on his father. "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," he wrote. "I am not a drug user as the drug test taken today will show. As for the malicious possession charges, justice will be served."

This is not Moore’s first run-in with the law. In 2013, he was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to drug-related charges. Two years prior, he applied to be treated as a youthful offender after he was arrested and charged with drunk driving and drug possession.

In January, Moore told AL.com that he had acted “young and immature,” but that his behavior was treated disproportionately due to his father’s position. "I've done nothing more than any other college kids," he said. "Because of who I am, it gets blown out of proportion.”

He also claimed to have found salvation for his actions through religion. “I've got in a closer walk with the Lord,” he said. “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."

Moore is set to appear in court in April. His father confirmed his son’s arrest, but declined to comment on personal matters.

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