Kevin Stevens pleads not guilty to charges related to painkillers


Former NHL forward Kevin Stevens pleaded not guilty to two federal drug charges (conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone), according to the New York Daily News and the Boston Globe.

The actual arrest happened on Thursday, which you can read about in further detail here.

Also, the Boston Globe expands on the situation:

Stevens, arrested last Thursday and charged with possessing oxycodone and the intent to distribute, had his federal case continued to June 21 in what will be an initial status conference before Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein, who also presided over Tuesday’s detention hearing.

Stevens was not required to post bail, but agreed to a series of other conditions, including not to gamble or visit a casino. He also agreed to participate in a court-approved mental health program and undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

Stevens, 51, played 15 seasons in the NHL, most notably winning two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His attorney says that the former power forward has been struggling with substance abuse issues for two decades.