Neaves steroids case bound over; Collins pleads guilty to reduced charges

Mugshots for Richard Neaves, left, and Todd Collins, right. (Marquette County Jail Photos)

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - 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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