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Reserve police officer charged in Kalamazo with swapping drugs for sex


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- A reserve Lieutenant in the Prairieville Township Police Department has been stripped of his badge and gun and suspended indefintiely after he was caught trying to swap drugs for homosexual sex at a Kalamazoo County Motel.

37-year-old Michael Strong was caught in a sting operation set up by State Police in a room in Oshtemo Tuesday night.

He is charged with possession of a controlled substance and a gun charge, both felonies. He could get up to 7-years if convicted.

As a condition of been freed on a personal recognizance bond, he was ordered to stay away from guns and drugs.

They suspect this isn’t the first time and investigators are looking for anyone else who may have been solicited by Strong.