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Former Adams County Probation Officer charged in federal court


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) - A former Adams County Probation Officer arrested on meth-related charges in April was charged in federal court Wednesday in Springfield.

John Grotts, who was also the supervisor of the Adams County Drug Court program, appeared in court Wednesday afternoon where he was charged by criminal complaint with maintaining a drug-involved premises.

His next federal court appearance is scheduled for June 29 in Springfield.

(See "State's Atty.: Drug Court 'will move forward' following meth related arrests")

According to a release by United States Attorney James A. Lewis, the filed affidavit alleges Grotts made his Ursa home available for meth and marijuana manufacturing and/or the use of those two drugs. It also states that during the search warrant conducted last month, items were recovered from his home that are used to grow marijuana indoors and make meth.

If convicted, Grotts faces up to 20 years in prison.

Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said in statement that Grotts was scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday in Quincy but it was postponed to allow federal authorities time to review possible federal charges.

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