One-Time Drug Court Administrator Accused of Making Drugs

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The former leader of a western Illinois county’s drug court is facing federal charges that he maintained a drug house.


The Quincy Herald-Whig reports 59-year-old John Grotts of Ursa made his first court appearance Wednesday on the federal charges that replace two state methamphetamine-related charges.

The former head of the Adams County Drug Court was arrested along with a live-in 35-year-old Quincy woman after a raid of Grotts’ home.

Items reportedly seized from the home included two bags of marijuana, related paraphernalia and 11 guns.

Authorities say Grotts’ co-defendant insisted the meth materials in the home belonged to her, and that Grotts denied using or making drugs.

Grotts had been a leader of the county’s drug court program since 2008 and was fired by the county on May 9.