COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who gave marijuana to his 2-year-old niece has pleaded guilty to several drug-related charges, including giving drugs to a minor.
Nineteen-year-old Melvin Blevins of Pataskala also pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.
Blevins and two other men were charged last year in connection with a drug ring when authorities found 2,000 pounds of marijuana and at least $3 million at their home.
A video recording also showed him giving his niece marijuana while his girlfriend held her. The girlfriend, 16-year-old Angel Dailey, had pleaded guilty to child endangering.
Blevins faces up to life in prison.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.