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      Former probation officer pleads guilty to keeping a drug house

      The former Adams County probation officer originally arrested after a meth investigation, will be sentenced February 24, 2014.

      A trial for John Grotts was supposed to start in October 2013, but he plead guilty to "maintaining a drug-involved premises" October 23, 2013 in federal court.

      He faces U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough for sentencing in February.

      John Grotts, 59, of Ursa faced up to 20 years in federal prison if he was convicted in the Aug. 26 arrest related to a methamphetamine investigation.

      He was accused of possession of meth making materials and marijuana at his home in the 200 block of Walker in Ursa.

      Devin Lawton, the woman arrested in the same investigation, pleaded guilty to numerous drug charges including possession of meth and meth precursors. An Adams County judge sentenced her to seven years in prison.