HURRICANE, W.Va. – The brother of Marshall University football coach Doc Holliday is being sought by Putnam County deputies for his role in a meth making operation.
Deputies searched a home belonging to Michael Holliday near Hurricane on Tuesday night after the Metro Drug Enforcement Task Force developed information about meth making in the house.
“Once (deputies) were there, two of the suspects involved showed up at the residence and were detained,” said Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese. “One of the officers went to circuit court and obtained a search warrant.”
Deputies found meth making materials on the porch and in an apartment over a garage on the property.
Christopher Coyner and Misty Meadows were arrested at the scene. The property owner, Michael Holliday, is facing charges and remained at large Thursday. He is the brother of the Marshall coach and the son of retired Putnam County Circuit Judge James O. Holliday.
“All three were involved in the manufacturing and making of the meth at Mr. Holliday’s house,” said Deweese. “They would trade each other the ingredients to make meth for personal use for themselves.”
Coyner had white powder in his wallet believed to be pseudoephederine, a key ingredient in the meth production process.
Coyner is an employee of the Putnam County School System and worked in the county’s maintenance division.