Roy Moore’s Son Arrested for Drugs Again, Blames Liberals

Roy Moore’s son Caleb was arrested for drug possession — again — on Sunday after a search of his vehicle showed a bag of marijuana and Xanax pills for which he did not have a prescription. Naturally, he blames it all on a witch hunt by those evil liberals against his oh-so-saintly father.

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.

According to AL.com, the 24-year-old took to Facebook on Monday afternoon to decry the “crooked cops” who arrested him and to declare his innocence.

“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.

That’s not an argument likely to have much traction in court and his track record is certainly not going to help. This is the third time in four years he’s been arrested for drug possession (along with driving under the influence) and he’s pleaded guilty the previous two times. After those previous arrests, Roy Moore named his son the executive director of the Foundation for Moral Law, but that didn’t last long. Caleb also has a penchant for racist and juvenile tweets:

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  • John Pieret

    We all know how riddled the various police forces in Alabama are with liberals!

  • Larry

    He seems nice.

  • lldayo

    I hate to be the one to defend this idiot on something but, unless there’s more tweets I’m unaware of, none of them show anything racist. The use of the word “nigga” in each of those contexts refers to friends (not that I condone its use). This is more street talk slang than anything.

  • raven

    Actually, Roy Moore’s son has been arrested 7 times before. Not bad for a guy who is 24. (Sarcasm, Moore’s son seems to be a very slow learner.)

    I don’t find being arrested for marijuana to be too big a deal. In 4 states it wouldn’t even be a crime. But DUI and breaking and entering are big deals.

  • marcus

    He seems nice.

  • marcus

    @2 Jinx!

  • theguy

    “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.”

    Your father deserves to have his “career” destroyed, in order to save innocent lives. As for your family, fundamentalists are quite skilled at destroying their own families.

    This must be that “personal responsibility” the wingers keep bragging about. After your son gets busted, put him in charge of your Foundation for Immoral Fascist Theocracy.

  • wreck

    To be fair, if you were Roy Moore’s son, wouldn’t you be smoking / snorting / drinking everything you could get your hands on?

  • Larry

    #6

    @2 Jinx!

    Its a liberal plot!

  • HappyHead

    Wait… all of these problems are being caused by Caleb Moore’s activities. Caleb Moore says that this is a liberal plot to bring down his father.

    Is this his way of telling us he’s secretly a liberal, and is trying to bring down his father for us?

  • dugglebogey

    I lived in St. Clair county Alabama where he was arrested. I can assure you there’s not a liberal conspiracy going on amongst the police there.

  • anubisprime

    Roy must be so proud to father such a an upstanding young man!

  • marcus

    @9 Aren’t they all?

  • Sastra

    If only Caleb Moore had been exposed even once to the Ten Commandments then this never would have happened. Since they took God out of the public schools children never hear there’s a right way and a wrong way anymore!

    This should be a lesson to us all.

  • busterggi

    Of course its all a librul plot – maryjuana & xanax? Bah, REAL conservatives do crystal meth!

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    As I said elsewhere about Moore’s claim, “Liberal cops” in Alabama are probably the equivalent of “very right wing cops who behave like they’re from the 1950s” in other parts of the US.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    The Party of Personal Responsibility strikes again. It’s noble how they own the consequences of their actions. It’s just too bad they’ve never done anything wrong, because it’s prevented us from ever seeing it.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    He seems nice.

  • tfkreference

    Sastra@14:

    I would have thought that his dad would have put the commandments in his basement after he had to remove them from his courtroom. (Or didn’t he have to? That happened before I started following the wing nut news.)

  • llewelly

    hm. Didn’t Roy Moore use his position as judge to argue that a lesbian would be a bad parent?

  • dan4

    For all the “Liberal cops in Alabama, har de har” posts on this thread, I don’t actually see where Moore labeled the cops who arrested him as “liberal” (“crooked,” yes, but not “liberal”).

  • Kermit Sansoo

    dan4 says: For all the “Liberal cops in Alabama, har de har” posts on this thread, I don’t actually see where Moore labeled the cops who arrested him as “liberal” (“crooked,” yes, but not “liberal”).

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    That’s true, of course. They could be politically innocent but economically crooked dupes of their shadowy, liberal, manipulators, or scoundrals hiring themselves out to the highest bidder.

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    Actually I think he’s just saying all this to avoid getting in trouble with his dad. “Honest, Pa, it was the liberals!”

  • sabrekgb

    Agree with lldayo @ 3; juvenile comments for sure, but not racist (from the given sample).