LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is set to be sentenced.
Tyler Pagenstecher (PEG'-ehn-steck-er) of Mason pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges on July 31. He'll be sentenced in juvenile court on Monday.
Authorities accused Pagenstecher, who turned 18 earlier this month, of playing a major role in the ring that sold as much as $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to fellow students in and around his well-to-do suburb.
Authorities say that Pagenstecher took orders from adults who led the drug ring but was in charge of six teenage "lieutenants" who helped sell the pot.
Authorities say they believe Pagenstecher began selling the drugs when he was at least 15.