Uncle Forced Toddler To Smoke Marijuana

An Ohio man who videotaped himself forcing his 18-month-old niece to smoke marijuana has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Melvin Blevins of Pataskala was part of a marijuana-trafficking ring. A video recording showed him giving the toddler marijuana in a pipe while his girlfriend held her.

Blevins was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus. He pleaded guilty in March to various drug and weapons charges, including distribution of marijuana to a person younger than 21.

The girlfriend, 16-year-old Angel Dailey, pleaded guilty to child endangering and was sentenced in May to at least six months in juvenile detention.

Authorities learned of the videotape after a Columbus pawn shop found it in a camcorder.


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  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:11 PM
    I agree with everyone; I saw the actual video on America's Most Wanted a few months back; glad they caught these creeps, they aren't human! These people are mentally ill!! Later!!
  • by disgusted Location: nc on Sep 23, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    This is the kind of crap that happens when babies have babies. Dummies!
  • by concerned Location: nc on Sep 23, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    what!!! That 16 year old need to be treated as an adult and got more time than the man. They're both crazy!
  • by Kristie Location: somewhere on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    I think the 10yrs was probably the sentence for drug trafficking. I agree the guy was immature and stupid!
  • by Carrie Location: Chocowinity on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    10 years!!!! Thats crazy... he should have gotten way more!!!
  • by sharon Location: new bern on Sep 23, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    10 years for giving a child marijuana is ridiculous!!
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Sep 23, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    JUST 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Buzz-
  • by Mad Location: somewhere on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    This is the kind of stuff that will keep marijuana from becomeing legal. Stupid idiots!!!!
  • by jill on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    No one said drugs made you smart.
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    I think the 16 year old so call want to be mom should have got more time than what she got.I bet her parents are real proud.
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