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Platteville police officer charged with drug crime

PLATTEVILLE (FBI NEWS RELEASE) -- A Platteville police officer is charged with a drug crime.

A federal criminal complaint was filed today charging Michelle V. Salentine, 28, with using her residence at 930 Hathaway Street, Platteville, for the purpose of using crack cocaine.  Salentine made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison Tuesday, and was detained pending her next court appearance.

The criminal complaint alleges that Salentine, a five-year veteran police officer with the Platteville Police Department regularly smoked crack cocaine at her residence, along with an individual who lived with her.  According to United States Attorney Sinnott, the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at Salentine's residence on April 26, 2010, and recovered drug paraphernalia, including suspected crack pipes.

If convicted, Salentine faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

Online Reporter: Cami Mountain

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