Owner of Strength Beyond gym chain ( an ex-cop ) charged with steroid possession.

Posted: 2010 in anabolic steroids, bodybuilding blog, growth hormone, hgh, steroid blog, steroids, steroids blog

( I presume his co-defendant was making halo capsules from Chinese steroid powders )

A former Paw Paw police officer and the owner of several area gyms were arraigned Wednesday in Van Buren County District Court on felony drug charges.

Robert P. Kusmack, 33, who was terminated May 19 from the Paw Paw Police Department, is charged with possession of Fluoxymesterone, an anabolic steroid. The felony is punishable by up to two years in prison.

Kusmack’s co-defendant, Aaron J. Diprima, 33, is charged with delivery/manufacture of Fluoxymesterone, a seven-year felony. Diprima, according to his Facebook page, is the owner of Strength Beyond, a fitness center franchise with locations in Decatur, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw.

The charges against Kusmack and Diprima were authorized May 12 by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office, which was assigned as a special prosecutor by the Attorney General’s Office because of Kusmack’s previous working relationship as a police officer with the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office, Kalamazoo County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carrie Klein said.

Klein declined to discuss specifics of the case but did confirm that investigators with the West Michigan Enforcement Team, a Michigan State Police drug unit, allege that Diprima supplied Fluoxymesterone to Kusmack.

Kusmack, who had been with the Paw Paw Police Department since 1998, was placed on unpaid leave March 29 after an internal investigation was launched by the agency of “violations of departmental rules and regulations stemming from the state police investigation,” Interim Police Chief Randy Pompey said

Van Buren County District Judge Robert T. Hentchel released Kusmack and Diprima on personal recognizance bonds.

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