Ex-reserve officer sentenced for drug charge

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Prairieville Township reserve police officer and volunteer firefighter was sentenced Monday for delivering a controlled substance.

Michael Strong was sentenced to two days in the Kalamazoo County jail with credit for two days served. He was also given 18 months probation.

Strong was caught exchanging amphetamines for sex with men in a sting operation led by authorities.

Police contacted Strong through a dating website. An undercover officer communicated with Strong over about two weeks, eventually moving from the site to texting. He was arrested after meeting an undercover officer at a hotel in Oshtemo Township to exchange drugs for sex.

He pleaded guilty to the delivery of meth or ecstasy in September 2014. As part of a plea agreement, other charges were dropped.

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