The most infamous drug distributor in the Cincinnati-metropolitan area went before a judge earlier this week. The irony is that he appeared to be more like a fragile honor student, more of a wall flower than a drug dealer……….17 years old, bright-eyed and cerebral-looking, dressed like a boarding school student.
His name is Tyler Pagenstecher and he is a high school student who was expected to begin his senior year in less than a month. Yet, it is entirely possible that he could be held in a juvenile facility until he turns 21 years old.
The enterprising young man who has been described as a czar was arrested and charged with playing a significant role in a marijuana drug cartel. It is alleged that the enterprise provided the teen with top-grade marijuana that he sold among his student peers in the affluent community he lives in.
In fact, Pagenstecher has been accused of transacting as much as $20,000.00 a month in marijuana sales. He has been described as a clever and successful teenage drug dealer.
Although many were quite aware that Pagenstecher smoked marijuana and even suspected he sold it, most of his schoolmates at Mason High School as well as neighbors within his affluent community assumed him to be what he appeared – a carefree, confident and normal child who seemed to enjoy socializing, skateboarding and cycling.
Pagenstecher was not the kingpin of the operation. Seven adults handled the operations management end of the drug cartel that distributed orders to six teenagers in total, including Pagenstecher whose job it was to market and sell the marijuana, according to authorities.
All thirteen individuals involved were arrested, including seven adults between the ages of 20 to 58, who are accused of having grown the marijuana among three locations that included two homes and a furniture warehouse.
Investigators located as much as six thousand dollars in cash in the bedroom of Pagenstecher. As well, at least 600 marijuana plants were confiscated. The black market value of the marijuana is three million dollars.
Pagenstecher pleaded guilty. He is next due in court on September 18, 2012, at which time he will be sentenced.
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