DETROIT (AP) -- The case against a Detroit police officer who officials say ran a Web site where people could pay to watch others taking drugs is set to go to trial next week.
Ceiere Campbell, 31, of Detroit told U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff on Tuesday that he has no intention of pleading guilty in the case. A jury is scheduled to be selected Monday and opening statements are set for Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reported.
According to federal prosecutors, Campbell gave marijuana, crack cocaine and heroin to at least 50 people so he could photograph them using drugs on his Web site. He charged a credit card access fee for customers to view the footage, the government said.
Prosecutors said that the drugs were stolen during Detroit police narcotics raids.
The episode came to light in May 2003 when a relative told police about Campbell's activities. Days later, federal agents raided Campbell's home and found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a stolen handgun and waivers the drug users signed to permit their footage to be used on the Internet.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Bullotta and Campbell's lawyer, Mark Bertram of Farmington Hills, declined to comment on the case after emerging from Tuesday's pre-trial conference.
In court papers, Marks said Campbell is the victim of false allegations by a disgruntled relative.
Marks said Campbell created the Web site as an educational tool to teach young people about the dangers of drug abuse and that he was anxious to clear his name.
Campbell's charges -- conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, aiding and abetting the distribution of controlled substances and possession of a stolen firearm -- carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.