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Canoe couple busted for meth

By By MaryClaire Foster
Scottie Ladon Smith and Marilyn Natasha Satterwhite were arrested Saturday at a residence in Canoe for possession of methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.
Lambert said Satterwhite was not up for bail, but that some of Smith’s family members had put up a $100,000 bond Tuesday and he was released.
Smith, 39, was out on bond from Florida following an arrest for the October 2008 shooting of 23-year-old Jedd Jackson Grimes in Walnut Hill, Fla. Smith was charged with one count second degree felony of aggravated battery and a one count second degree felony of firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling or vehicle for the incident.
Satterwhite, 34, was on parole through Community Corrections from jail for previous drug related charges.
While the residence was listed as Smith’s on a press release from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, Lambert said it was periodically shared between the couple.
Agents with the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force along with Deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Atmore Police Department and agents from the Baldwin County Narcotic’s Unit executed the search warrant.
This is still an ongoing investigation by the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.
The Task Force receives 25 percent of its funding from a grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice and which is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. The remainder of the funding is provided by the Atmore Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney’s Office, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department and Poarch Police Department.