EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSBrother Of Marshall Football Coach Arrested On Drug Charges
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Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 4:03 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 3, 2013 9:44 AM EDT
Hurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia
The brother of Marshall Football Coach Doc Holliday is behind bars facing several drug charges.
Michael Holliday turned himself into authorities Monday afternoon.
Holliday was wanted on several meth related charges and exposing children to meth.
Police say they found a large amount of meth in Holliday's home after serving a warrant last month.
Holliday is currently in the Western Regional Jail and will be arraigned Monday night.
The Metro Drug Unit is looking for a Putnam County man who is wanted on meth-related charges.
Michael Fletcher Holliday, 46, of Hurricane is being sought on the following charges filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court: operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab; exposure of children to meth manufacturing; and purchase, receipt, acquisition and possession of substances to be used as a precursor to manufacture meth or another controlled substance.
The criminal complaint said Metro Drug Unit officers on Monday received information that Holliday was cooking meth at his residence on Hurricane Creek Road. Metro Drug Unit officers and other members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department approached the residence and knocked on the door. They said they saw two trash bags by a door that contained numerous match books.
After speaking with Holliday’s parents, officers said they learned the suspect was not at the residence and was out with his son. The complaint said the officers obtained a search warrant and they found numerous meth-related items they said were consistent with the manufacturing of the drug.
While they were searching the residence, a man and a woman pulled up in a vehicle. Officers said they told authorities that Holliday produced meth at the residence and that his 4-year-old son had been present when he was making the drug. They also said they had previously given him pseudophedrine that he had requested, the complaint said. Officers said they found psedophedrine in the man and woman’s vehicle, and they were read their Miranda rights. It was unclear what charges they face.
Anyone who spots Holliday or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 304-586-0246.
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