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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.

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Comments

  • Mama

    I have heard that Putnam county schools really should have some drug testing for the teachers as well. Shouldn't it be mandatory?

  • me

    hope your family cant get you out off this hope you get fct like you do everyone.. love m.e.

  • MELLIS

    Thank god my neighbor is a deputy, Just saw Mr Holliday at the end of hurricane creek, he is lookin for him . you have kids man get it together!

  • distraught dad and husband

    I think that it is sad. You see mr holliday had a ten month sexual affair with my wife and supplied her with meth leaving two beautiful kids with a shell of a mother would call the house with ouy regard for my children and the chaos hr wad causing in their life . I have distain for him and his habits am trying to piece our life back together. His actions have effected all he has touched and hope he pays dearly anf apprehended soon I need him to testify to the fact to ensure my kids are in a safe home. And he pays for all he has done!

  • A mother

    It isn't slander when it's FACT

  • Courtney

    Mike is a great person he was a drug addict everyone has habits his just made the news. Coming off meth is a struggle in itself I can't imagine what's going through his head. Jesus please allow him to have clarity of mind and a sense of peace at heart.

  • mell

    they call him oscar for some reason (OC) hu hu

  • mellis

    huhu

  • shesh63

    Doc hasn't been around his family and Michael for years until coming to Marshall. Doc's family has lived there lives committed to the game we all love called football. I was was them I would forget about the WV/MU fans and move on again to a better state with better fans. We need to show him support.

  • Scott

    I would say no matter how bad it gets for Holliday's brother, and can look at how bad life is for WVU fans, and be thankful that even with all if the tough times he has been thru and is facing..... It could always be worse. Bless your hearts...

  • Universal

    This is not a Marshall or WVU issue. It's about three very sick people and a drug endangered child. All of them need our help and support. I hope these individuals are considered for drug court programs so they can get clean, stay drug free, and get their lives in order.

  • Bob

    Wow probably a Marshall fan. Huntington has truly become little Detroit

  • WSC

    I agree with Phil, I feel really bad for the Holiday family today! Hope coach doesn't get asked a bunch of questions about this, I am sure it grieves him for his brother lets let it go. And letthe law and a family deal with this!

  • Londell Abraham

    As kids Mike and I hung out together a time or two, played football. You need to know mike like I did. He was a great friend to me. Though its been 30 yrs since then I can only say this breaks my heart. I knew Chris as well he rode my bus. From where I stand and look back at the popularity of both Mike and Chris in school it does make me shake my head and think no way!, not these guys!!!! but I too made wrong choices later on, but thanks to GOD I have made changes for the better and I know there is hope for these two.To the families of these gentlemen I want you to know you are in my prayers as well as your sons and daughters. GOD CAN MAKE A CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES.
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LAUGH AND SCOFF AT THESE TWO MEN, SHAME ON YOU!!!! IF IT WERE YOUR SON, DAUGHTER, CLOSE FRIEND WOULD YOU BE LAUGHING?
    I KNOW SOME OF YOU WILL BE ARROGANT ENOUGH TO SAY YES, WELL YOU DONT KNOW WHAT TOMORROW HOLDS FOR YOU SO WHATCH WHAT YOU SAY BECAUSE YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
    Mike, Chris if anyone ever relays this message to you please know you have two friends, JESUS and myself and naturally your family. MIKE PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF UP, FACE WHAT YOU GOT TO FACE LIKE THE MAN I KNOW YOU ARE AND FOR YOUR SON. THERE IS A NEW DAY AHEAD AND THIS TRIAL WILL PASS. WITH HELP YOU CAN GET BACK ON TRACK. I HAVE FAITH IN JESUS NAME, AMEN
    With Brotherly Love, Lonnie L.

  • concerned

    exactly, someone in withdrawals cant make much sense of things. prayers that he is in the hands of someone who cares. time is a factor here folks. a life is at risk. hopefully, this will be his bottom and the uphill climb will be done with many helping hands.

    • A mother

      The life that was at risk was lil John Michael Holliday, mikes four year old who was exposed per many sources.

      • A mother

        Poor poor mike Holliday? how about poor poor John Michael Holliday. Every single one of you make me sick