Cop Watch

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Cop with drug-use Web site to face trial

Detroit, MI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A 31-year-old police officer in Detroit is charged with giving stolen drugs to addicts to induce them to get drugs from his Internet web site.

Ceiere Campbell, who faces trial next week, told U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff he has no intention of pleading guilty in the case. Opening statements in the case are set for next Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Campbell, who had been with the police department for eight years before being suspended, was accused of giving marijuana, crack cocaine and heroin to at least 50 people so he could photograph them using the drugs on his Web site.

He allegedly charged a credit card access fee for customers to view the footage, the charges said.

Campbell previously worked in the narcotics section, and prosecutors alleged that the drugs were stolen during narcotics raids.