Greg Kotrba,38, former probation officer in the Barry County Courts, was sentenced in a Calhoun County Court April 18 for one count of abusing his office and two counts of drug possession.
Judge John Hallacy sentenced Kotrba to three years probation on the charge of abusing his office, $450 in court costs, a $100 fine and $242.50 for crime victims, Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said. On counts two and three, possession of a controlled substance and possession of analogues, Kotrba was sentenced to three years probation and a $100 fine.
He earlier pleaded guilty to all three counts.
A juvenile probation officer, Kotrba was charged with keeping drugs, and in some cases buying them, that were prescribed for Delton Kellogg Academy students enrolled in the Juvenile Drug Court. In November of last year, SWET and the sheriff’s office coordinated a meeting for Kotrba to buy drugs from a student in a parking lot in Delton. Kotrba was pulled over by deputies at M-43 Highway and Sprague Road where he was taken into custody for controlled substance violations.
Following a Barry County Sheriff’s Office investigation, Kotrba’s case was assigned to the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s office to avoid any potential conflict of interest.