According to ABC News, Ohio police have arrested an alleged drug kingpin, a 17-year-old accused of running a multimillion dollar ring that distributed high-grade marijuana through two school districts and netted $20,000 a month.
Authorities first became aware of the problem when a high-grade hydroponic strain of marijuana being sold for over $350 an ounce was found being distributed around the Mason school district near Cincinnati last year.
In order to pursue to culprit, authorities placed an undercover agent who began making buys at Mason High School. It was then discovered that that is where the teenager was a student and where investigators uncovered a dealing operation headed by the arrested student.
According to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell, the teenager will be tried as a juvenile. However, he did say, ”The undercover officer uncovered six students or former students working for that individual and trafficking drugs in two school districts. The group supplied an overwhelming amount of marijuana in the Mason and King school districts.”
While the teenagers involved in the incident will be tried in juvenile court, six other adult individuals were ultimately arrested for their role in growing and distributing the drug and will be facing criminal charges.
According to the authorities on the case, they seized 600 plants from the three grow houses, with an estimated street value of $3 million.