LEBANON, Ohio (October 22, 2012)--Ohio teenager Tyler Pagenstecher, considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area, was sentenced Monday to between six months and three years in a juvenile prison.
Pagenstecher of Mason, Ohio, was sentenced Monday in juvenile court stemming from his guilty plea in July to drug-trafficking charges.
Whether he stays in prison longer than six months depends on his behavior.
Authorities say Pagenstecher, who turned 18 earlier this month, played 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.