Former Roseville policeman enters plea bargain in steroid case

By: Kevin Bunch | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published March 12, 2014


ROSEVILLE — A former Roseville police officer has entered a plea bargain with the Macomb County Circuit Court after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs last fall, but the details of the bargain remain private.

Gregory Moore, of St. Clair Shores, was charged with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of maintaining a drug house, each carrying a four-year prison term at the maximum. Police Chief James Berlin said last September that he was arrested by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents as part of an ongoing investigation into steroid abuse. The drugs reportedly were found at Moore’s house.

“A lot of these drugs have legitimate medical purposes but must be prescribed by a physician,” Berlin said. “Some people, like athletes, take them for performance-enhancing purposes, and that’s what was taking place here. He was in the bodybuilding culture and was trying to use them to his competitive advantage.”

There was an internal investigation by the Police Department once the charges came to light, and Moore was put on administrative leave without pay. Berlin said Moore ended up resigning before any departmental action could be taken, with the results of the internal investigation also being confidential.

Berlin said that Moore had his day in court, and that the department is now going to try and move forward from the incident.

“Obviously, it’s a black eye for everyone here and all of law enforcement when something like this occurs,” he said.

The Eastsider was unable to obtain any further details from the circuit court or the 40th District Court, where Moore was originally arraigned, as the records are not public.

Moore’s attorney, Martha Champine, could not be reached for comment at press time. Moore was a member of the Roseville Police Department for 10 years before his arrest.