given prison term in meth case
A man found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine in
a Platte City motel has been sentenced to prison time.
Platte County Prosecutor Tammy Glick reports that Steve
L. Noland, 27, of Leavenworth, has been sentenced to seven
years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for manufacturing
a controlled substance.
In addition, Noland has been sentenced to five years
prison time for possession of anhydrous ammonia, a Class
The charges stemmed from a Dec. 11 incident at the AmericInn
Motel in Platte City. Local police and fire units had
responded to a report of a strong odor of ammonia present
on the motel's first floor.
Noland was taken into custody after first refusing to
open his motel room door for police. Search warrants were
obtained for the room and for the suspect's car in the
According to court papers, items recovered included wet
coffee filters, several plastic jugs, a can of acetone,
a funnel, plastic baggies, electric scales, anhydrous
ammonia, lithium battery cases with the lithium strips
removed and several plastic containers with a white powder