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January 16, 2014
Former cop admits use of steroids – fellow officers "torn" over whether steroids should be illegal
A former Roseville police officer who admitted to steroid and performance-enhancing drug use is set to be punished next month. Gregory W. Moore, 39, of St. Clair Shores, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of maintaining a drug house. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 13 by Judge Diane Druzinski in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens. Druzinski took the plea under advisement. Moore, 39, a 10-year department veteran, was arrested Sept. 16 by Drug Enforcement Administration agents after illegal performance enhancing drugs and steroids were found at his home. Moore is a body builder, officials said. His arrest divided the Roseville Police Department, with some officers taking his side, according to Police Chief James Berlin. “It’s affected friendships,” Berlin said. “Guys are stilling doing their job but it’s affected their interaction. It’s a very sad chapter in our existence.” Berlin said the views among officers reflect the national debate over PED use. Some officers think PEDs shouldn’t be illegal. “If it would have been a street drug, it would’ve been a different story,” the chief said. “There would not have been any support. With PEDs, there’s a certain segment of society that it should be accepted as a normal course of life, that there’s nothing wrong with it.” Others believe Moore was wrong and has tarnished the department’s reputation, Berlin said. Moore resigned shortly after his arrest. Berlin said after an internal investigation he planned to recommend termination if the “trial board” found him guilty. Berlin was not surprised by the plea. “I wish him the best of luck as he moves forward,” he said. “I don’t think anything he did was malicious. He got caught up in the body building world.” Ironically, the charges came after officer Andrew Berger attended training last July to become a health wellness instructor to advise his colleagues about nutrition and exercise. Attorneys involved in the case could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140114/former-roseville-cop-admits-use-of-steroids-peds