OH man who made toddler smoke pot gets 10 years

By whitenoise · Sep 28, 2009 · ·
  1. whitenoise
    A 19-year-old Licking County man who videotaped himself forcing a toddler to smoke marijuana was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison for drug and weapons convictions.

    Melvin Blevins of Pataskala must serve five years' probation after completing the sentence, imposed by U.S. District Judge Michael Watson in Columbus. Blevins was part of a marijuana-trafficking ring led by Donald G. Dailey Jr., federal prosecutors said. Blevins helped unload bales of marijuana at Dailey's house in Pataskala on several occasions between Jan. 1 and March 14, 2008, and conducted surveillance for Dailey.
    In January 2008, Blevins and Dailey's daughter, Angel Dailey, then 16, videotaped themselves forcing an 18-month-old girl to inhale marijuana smoke from a pipe.
    On April 3, 2008, investigators recovered a .22-caliber handgun and 14 dosage units of Ecstasy from Blevins. He pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and distribution of marijuana to a person younger than 21.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 3:03 AM
    By John Futty


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    COLUMBUSA Pataskala man who gave marijuana to his 2-year-old niece was sentenced Tuesday on several drug-related charges, including giving drugs to a minor.


    NBC 4 reported with the FAST FACTS.
    Melvin Blevins, 19, was sentenced in United States District Court to 10 years imprisonment.
    Blevins pleaded guilty Thursday, March 26, 2009, to a three-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and distribution of less than 5 five grams of marijuana to a person younger than 21.
    The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Michael Watson.
    Blevins assisted Donald Dailey, the leader of a large-scale marijuana trafficking organization, on a number of occasions, from January 1, 2008, through March 14, 2008.
    Blevins and others unloaded bails of marijuana at Dailey’s house in Pataskala. Blevins assisted in unloading more than 1,000 but less than 3,000 kilograms of marijuana.
    On at least one occasion, Blevins acted as counter-surveillance for Dailey and followed an undercover agent investigating the case for an extended period of time.
    In January of 2008, Blevins and Dailey’s daughter videotaped themselves forcing a child of approximately 2 years to inhale marijuana from a pipe.

    A .22 caliber revolver handgun and 14 dosage units of ecstasy (MDMA) were recovered from Blevins April 3, 2008.
    Blevins told detectives the pills found in his pocket were in fact ecstasy (MDMA) and that he did not use them but that he did sell them.
    Agents arrested Blevins April 7, 2008. He has been in custody since his arrest.
    A federal grand jury indicted him on May 29, 2008.
    Blevins also was sentenced to serve five years on supervised release at the conclusion of his prison term.
    Dailey pleaded guilty March 17, 2009, to operating a continuing criminal enterprise and is awaiting sentencing.

    Published on NBC4i Columbus Ohio
    By Donna Willis
    Web Content Coordinator
    Published: September 22, 2009
  2. podge
    What a punk, traffic as much dope as ya want but dont force it on kids for fuck sake. Melvin Blevins ..... says it all really.
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