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Longview officer tied to drug bust steps down

Longview officer tied to drug bust steps down
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POSTED: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 12:07pm

UPDATED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 12:13pm

A Longview Police officer tied to a drug bust at his apartment earlier this month has stepped down.

Longview Police Public Information Officer, Kristie Brian, tells KETK that Lt. Mike Satterwhite, a 37 year employee, resigned on Wednesday.

The resignation comes after police found less than two ounces of marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia at his rental home in the 300 block of Lake Lamond Avenue at Autumnwood Apartments on December 10.

Police did arrest Satterwhite's roommate, Donald Glynn Spencer, 27, who is not a police officer, after police and the County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at Satterwhite's home. Spencer was released the following day on a $500 bond.

No charges have been filed against Satterwhite at this time.

Details are limited, but KETK will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Satterwhite is a Longview native who, prior to joining the LPD, was a military police officer in the United States Army.

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I'm finding it difficult to understand why so little marijuanna can cause so much havoc in the lives of these men. To be honest I'd bet there are many, many east Texans who have it in there homes and many more who would like to have it. It's a shame that Lt Satterwhite a vereran and 37 yr police officer has decided to resign. Pretty close to meeting the 40 yr retirement goal too.

There is something very fishy about this story.

Police find 2 oz. of weed after a neighbor calls and complains that they are selling the stuff and NO ARREST ? Think that would be the case if it was you or I ?

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