Michael Holliday Wanted By Sheriff Deputies
"Drugs touch everybody," says Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese. "There's no discrimination."
It is with a heavy heart that PutnamLIVE.com reports that a meth lab bust took place on the property (but not in the home) of retired Putnam Circuit and Senior Status Judge James O. Holliday, and his wife, Sally-the longtime Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission President. The Hollidays have done more for Putnam County, and West Virginia than most people can recall-and are some of the nicest people on the planet.
This week, the Holliday family needs our prayers.
During a bust on the Holliday's Hurricane Creek property, two people took a trip to jail, August 20th, 2013, after their arrests by undercover deputies of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.
Christopher Allyn Coyner, 46, of Hurricane, and Misty Dawn Meadows, 33, of Huntington are charged with Attempting to Operate a Clandestine Drug Lab. Michael Holliday remains on the loose and faces the same meth charge as well as Exposing Children to Methamphetamine.
Deweese released this photograph of Michael Holliday:
Deweese describes Holliday as:
"All three were involved in the manufacturing and making of the meth at Mr. Holliday’s house," says Deweese. "They would trade each other the ingredients to make meth for personal use."
Holliday is also the brother of Marshall University Football Coach John "Doc" Holliday.
After their arrests, Coyner and Meadows were transported to the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, in Barboursville. Officials booked and photographed them at 1:10 p.m., according to the jail's web site.
During a hearing, bond was set, for each, at $100,000, by a Putnam County Magistrate Scot A. Lawrence, court records state.
Coyner's Putnam County Magistrate Court case number is: 13F, 478; Meadows is: 13F, 477.
Deweese confirms that Coyner is an employee of Putnam County Schools-who do not comment about personnel issues. Coyner works as a roofing/sheet metal mechanic.
Publisher’s note: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
A criminal complaint is a legal document that is usually filled out by a law enforcement officer presenting evidence to a judge or magistrate. The judicial official determines if the officer has provided enough evidence to issue a complaint or a warrant for a suspect arrest.
Mug shots are provided courtesy of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.
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