Three People Arrested in Platte County Meth-Making Bust

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PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Three people have been charged following the bust of a Platte City methamphetamine lab, prosecutors said on Friday.

Michael Rector, 36, of Bowling Green, KY, and Stan Dalton, 36, of Platte City, were charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine, while Robin Whitaker, 25, of Platte City,  was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

The three were arrested following a raid on the suspected meth-making operation on Thursday afternoon. Members of the Platte County Drug Task Force, Kansas City, Missouri SWAT Team members, and Kansas City Metro Meth Task Force executed a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of Vine Street in Platte City.

According to prosecutors, the search revealed several items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  Approximately 120 grams of clear liquid was discovered which field tested positive for amphetamines.  Also found were lithium batteries, empty amphetamine packages, lantern fuel and numerous soda bottles with rubber tubes.

Prosecutors say that multiple guns, along with drug paraphernalia and two bags of suspected meth were also found in a bedroom at the house.

If convicted, Rector and Dalton could face up to life in prison, while Whitaker could face up to seven years behind bars.

The three are currently being held in the Platte County Jail. Rector and Dalton are being held in lieu of $100,000 cash-only bond, while Whitaker is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash-only bond.

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