Longview veteran officer placed on leave identified, 1 arrested after contraband found in apartment

Longview veteran officer placed on leave identified, 1 arrested after contraband found in apartment
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 8:49pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:44pm

An East Texas man has been arrested and a veteran Longview police officer is on administrave leave after illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in an apartment unit rented out to the officer.

Donald Glynn Spencer, 27, who is not a police officer, was arrested on scene after Longview police and the County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a Longview police officer's rental home, Tuesday, and recovered less than two ounces of marijuana and "different items of drug related paraphernalia."
 

According to the Longview News-Journal and sources close to the investigation, the officer placed on leave is Lt. Mike Satterwhite, a veteran police officer who has been with the Longview Police Department since 1976.

The warrant was issued, just after 5:00 p.m., for an apartment which Spencer and Satterwhite share in the 300 block of Lake Lamond Avenue at the Autumwood Apartments.

Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said no more information would be released at this time. 

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

Spencer was released around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, from the Gregg County Jail on $500 bond.

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The non police officer gets arrested and the police officer just placed on leave. Looks like the scales of justice getting more unbalanced every day.

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