A former Grand Valley resident has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection with a methamphetamine ring in “The farm.”
Trevor A. McGarvie, 25, pleaded to two counts before Federal District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter on Thursday.
The case began with a local investigation by the Warren County Drug Task Force in “The farm,” which refers to Grand Valley’s location at 530 Hunter School Road.
Federal authorities unsealed an indictment in September 2020 that alleged two defendants would travel to Akron, Ohio, two to three times a week to pick up half a pound of methamphetamine.
Local law enforcement sources said the charged defendants would return through Erie and then Titusville – “they all called Titusville T-Vegas.” Methamphetamine then “spider’s web” through the area to the end user.
A total of 16 people have been charged in connection with the operation.
Federal prosecutors also say McGarvie pleaded to possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.
A letter of plea agreement specifies that he will also confiscate this firearm and “recognized” that the weapon “was used and implicated” in criminal conduct.
This letter stipulates that the expected prison term should not exceed 25 years. Judgment is scheduled for June 17.