BUCK’S BRANCH – A fight between two brothers led to one brother charged with manufacturing meth.
On July 15, officers with the Martin City Police Department responded to a complaint that two men were fighting on Buck’s Branch near Martin. When officers got to the scene, they reported that Billy Joe Moore, 49, and his brother, Glen Moore, were involved in an altercation.
The police report said when they arrived, Glen Moore was “covered in blood” due to the altercation with his brother.
Billy Joe Moore was arrested and charged with assault, but, after Glen Moore said the fight had started because his brother was “cooking meth in his house,” it was reported that a distinct smell was found in the house at the time.
A search turned up two bottles of what police said seemed to be methamphetamine, along with a syringe and empty packages of pseudophedrine, commonly used in the production of meth in residence-based labs.
According to the report, however, the lab was located not in Glen Moore’s residence, but behind it in what police described as a “shack.”
Now Billy Joe Moore faces, in addition to the original assault charge, charges of manufacturing meth.
Glen Moore was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. Billy Joe Moore next appears for arraignment in Floyd County District Court.
Sheldon Compton is a staff writer for The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.