Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00630-01

Count#1-Class B felony distribution/ delivery/ manufacture/ produce a controlled substance
Count#2-Class C felony maintaining a public nuisance
Count#3-Class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
Count #4-Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana
Dec. 6, 2016-Guilty plea.
Count#1-sentenced to serve 10 years in Missouri Department of Corrections. 
Count#2-sentenced to serve seven years in DOC. The sentences will be served concurrent and the execution of sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years supervised probation. He was also ordered to serve 30-days shock time in St. Clair County Jail.

Novotny, Erik C
Age: 33  
City: Osceola  
Incident Date: 2016-09-30  
Arrest Date: 2016-10-01  
Additional Information

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when deputies were dispatched to NE 601 Road, Osceola, in reference to Novotny being lost in the woods. Information was obtained Novotny was wanted on an active Henry County misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court. Novotny was evidentially located and taken into custody on the warrant.  Two used glass pipes containing residue consistent with the smell of burned marijuana and two opened packages of Zig-Zag ultra thin rolling papers were located in Novotny’s possession.

            During further investigation three marijuana plants were discovered growing inside Novotny and Bartels’ residence. Other items located in the residence included , a clear plastic bag containing approximately 14 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a mechanical scale, a skull shaped marijuana grinder, an Aleve bottle containing marijuana seeds, and a homemade smoking device.



News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2016
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office