An Ohio teenager has been charged with running a multimillion dollar drug ring, allegedly selling high-grade marijuana to his classmates and students at a nearby suburban high school. The 17-year-old suspect, a student at Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. His identity has been withheld and he will be charged in juvenile court because he was a 16-year-old minor when the alleged crimes occurred, according to ABC affiliate WCPO. Authorities say the teen was grossing about $20,000 a month selling a potent form of marijuana for about $350 to $450 an ounce. “If you were a Mason High School student and you were purchasing marijuana, there was a huge chance that it was based from him,” said John Burke of the Warren County Drug Task Force. During a raid of three grow houses, cops seized 600 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $3 million. A search of the teen’s home turned up $6,000 in cash stashed away in his bedroom, law enforcement officials said. The suspect’s clients included his classmates as well as students enrolled at another suburban school district near Cincinnati. The teen kingpin and his cohorts “supplied an overwhelming amount of marijuana in the Mason and King school districts,” Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell told ABC News. The suspect was described as “the typical boy-next-door,” who liked to skateboard. “Clearly he is a very intelligent individual and he was somebody who was operating a major drug organization as a 15, 16-year-old student,” said Fornshell. “He clearly has some intelligence but (is) certainly misguided.” In addition to the teen, six adults have been arrested on charges of helping to grow and distribute the drug. It was unclear if any of the suspects had obtained attorneys.
via : NY Daily News
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