Search leads to heroin bust

Darlene Satterwhite, Paul Christian charged
Jul. 18, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

Thomasville Police Department charged two Chair City residents with trafficking heroin at a home on King Street.

According to a press release, TPD's Special Operations Division executed a search warrant at 10-B King St. Wednesday morning at 2:24 a.m. in reference to the sale of heroin. During the search, detectives seized 4.7 grams of heroin, $1,110 in cash and recovered two stolen televisions.

Detectives charged Darlene Michelle Satterwhite, 37, of 10-B King St., and Paul Fredrikeo Christian, 35, of the same address, with trafficking heroin, sale and deliver of heroin within 300 feet of a playground, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession of heroin, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges are pending.

"Detectives received information of the illegal sales of heroin from this residence," Detective Brad Saintsing said. "As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to obtain a search warrant that led to the seizure of 4.7 grams of heroin. With the sudden increase in heroin use in the last few years an overdose or possible death from this very potent drug may have been prevented."

Satterwhite and Christian were issued $200,000 secured bonds and placed in the Davidson County Jail. They are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25.

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.