Teen giving pot to toddler sentenced to 10 years

Posted by Dave Dykema - email

COLUMBUS, OH (WTOL) - A Licking County teenager caught on tape holding a marijuana pipe to a toddler's lips will spend ten years behind bars.

19-year-old Melvin Blevins pleaded guilty earlier this year to several drug charges, including distributing marijuana to a person younger than 21.

A video recording showed him giving his 18-month-old niece marijuana in a pipe while his girlfriend held her.

The second teenager shown in the videotape was sentenced to serve at least 6 mos. In a juvenile correctional facility.

The recording surfaced after a clerk at a Columbus pawn shop found it on a camcorder that had been sold for cash.

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