The U.S. Attorney's Office says the former Adams County Drug Court liaison facing a felony drug charge pled guilty in court Wednesday in Springfield.
Spokesperson Sharon Paul says John Grotts was originally scheduled for a pre-trial conference Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Instead, Grotts pled guilty to maintaining a drug involved premises.
Paul says Grotts is scheduled to be sentenced February 24 and faces up to 20 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office did agree to recommend probation to Judge Sue Myerscough.
Grotts was arrested April 26 at his Ursa home, along with 2012 drug court graduate Devin Lawton. Authorities say they found items used to make meth and grow marijuana in his home.
Lawton pled guilty to possession of meth and meth pre-cursors in July and was later sentenced to seven years in prison.
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