Collins sentenced to 12 months probation; No court date for Neaves

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Feb. 24, 2020:

Todd Collins leaves Marquette County District Court with his attorney, Feb. 24, 2020 (WLUC image).

Former Marquette Police Officer Todd Collins, accused of buying and using anabolic steroids, was sentenced in Marquette County District Court Monday morning to twelve months of probation.

Collins, who appeared in court with his attorney, has also been ordered to pay $855 in fines.

Collins and Richard Neaves were arrested in November and both charged with one count of conspiracy to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance (Schedules 1, 2 or 3 excluding marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine) and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

According to court documents, Collins pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Marquette County District Court. Under the plea deal, the first count was reduced to controlled substance use (Schedules 1, 2, 3 or 4 excluding narcotics), and the computer charge was dropped.

Conditions of the probation include abstaining from alcohol and drug use, avoiding bars and casinos, and being subjected to periodic drug screens.

There is no new court date set for Neaves at the time of posting. TV6 & FOX UP will continue to follow his case as it progresses.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The case against one former Marquette police officer, accused of buying and using anabolic steroids, is moving to Marquette County Circuit Court, while another former officer has entered a guilty plea.

Todd Collins and Richard Neaves were arrested in November and charged with one count of conspiracy to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance (Schedules 1, 2 or 3 excluding marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine) and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

Collins pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Marquette County District Court. Under the plea deal, the first count was reduced to controlled substance use (Schedules 1, 2, 3 or 4 excluding narcotics), and the computer charge was dropped. Collins is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 24 at 9:20 a.m. by Judge Roger Kangas.

Neaves waived his preliminary examination and was bound over to Marquette County Circuit Court. He has an arraignment scheduled in front of Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi on Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Both men remain free on bond.



 
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