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Prosecutors Want Longer Sentence in Repeat Offender Meth Case

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Kansas City man has been charged as a "persistent offender" after police arrest him for the third time in a year for making meth.

William Alexander, 40, is being held without bond after police arrested him on Friday for making meth on North Liberty Street in Independence.

He was in court Monday morning, though, for a different reason. Prosecutors say in December, he rented a room at American's Best Value Inn and cooked meth inside Room 114.

The motel's manager called police and when they arrived, they found cold pills, coffee filters and a grinding machine and other items used to make meth.

Alexander was also arrested in 2011 by Kansas City, Mo. police for creating a meth lab inside a home on Independence Ave.

Alexander has also served time in prison for voluntary manslaughter in 2001 and domestic violence in 2005.

Prosecutors hope by charging him as persistent offender, they can put him away for a longer time.

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