News

Officer Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Trade Drugs For Sex

DELTON, Mich. — A Prairieville Township police lieutenant was arrested during an undercover sting operation involving sex and drugs.

Michael Strong worked as a reserve police officer for Prairieville Township, one of eight on the force.  According to the police chief, Strong was suspended pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

A tip led Michigan State Police to find Strong on a social media website where he was offering drugs in exchange for sex, said Michigan State Police Lt. Chuck Christensen.

“A meeting was set up,” said Lt. Christensen, “then through that meeting an undercover officer was introduced, at which point the arrangement was made for the solicitation in exchange for the drugs.”

Strong thought he was going to a hotel in Oshtemo Township for the exchange, Lt. Christensen said. When Strong showed up with amphetamines, he was arrested.  He is now out on bond but wasn’t home when we stopped by.

We spoke instead with his next door neighbor, David Reichard, who had accusations of his own.

Reichard said Strong secretly obtained power of attorney over his assets when Reichard and his partner suffered strokes. “Then he rushed to the bank and cleaned out both of our bank accounts,” said Reichard.

Reichard also claims Strong stole his medication and sold it others. “I’ve been right there when he’s done it,” he said.  “When a young man gave him cash, which he borrowed from me, and handed it to Mike, who gave him a pill.”

Reichard has shared his story with the detectives as the investigation continues to unfold.

According to the township supervisor, Lt. Strong worked administratively at the Prairieville Township Police Department, which is an unpaid position.

We’ve also learned that he worked as the operations manager at Delton EMS.  Police said through the investigation so far it appears the alleged crimes happened while Strong was off duty.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

4 Comments to “Officer Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Trade Drugs For Sex”

    Kenr said:
    January 16, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    That is what STUPID looks like

    Anonymous said:
    January 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    I happened to know this guy – apparently he went "both ways" with guys and girls and if I was the Prairieville police chief I would do more than suspend because according to what Mike Strong told me he was bangin the chief's own son. I'm not surprised and the statement at the end of the video is wrong when they said none of this activity occurred while he was on duty, I witnessed him do illegal things while he was on duty.

      Anom said:
      January 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      Not a big surprise!

    Nameless said:
    January 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Don't trust the police folks!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement