MARQUETTE COUNTY –Following a three-month investigation, detectives of the Michigan State Police, Eighth District, Special Investigation Section, arrested Richard Joseph Neaves, age 31, of Marquette and Todd Andrew Collins, age 36, of Negaunee on two-count felony warrants issued by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office as follows:
Count 1 – CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-DELIVERY/MANUFACTURE (SCHEDULES 1, 2, 3 EXCEPT MARIJUANA, METHAMPHETAMINE, ECSTASY, AND COCAINE), a 7- year felony and/or $20,000 and $10,000 additional fine.
Count 2 – COMPUTERS-USING TO COMMIT A CRIME- Maximum Imprisonment of 4 years or more but less than 10 years. Both Neaves and Collins were arrested on the above listed charges on November 21, 2019 in Marquette County and unable to post the required bonds.
Both men were subsequently lodged at the Marquette County Jail and were later released after posting the required bonds. Both Neaves and Collins were arraigned on the above charges on December 9, 2019 before 96th District Court Judge Roger Kangas.
A preliminary examination for both men was scheduled for January 15, 2020 in the 96th District Court. Neaves and Collins remain free on bond pending their next appearance in court.