Ohio Police Claim 17-Yr-Old Pot Dealing High School Student A Drug "Kingpin" (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday July 18th, 2012
First off, if what police claim in this case is true, this young man is a brilliant entrepreneur who should be celebrated. Second, if police consider finding a high school student who amassed a measly $6,000 in cash a drug "kingpin," they're a complete laughingstock joke.
Via ABC News: Ohio High School Kingpin Arrested in Major Drug Bust:
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.The story goes on to detail how the student narced on his suppliers, six other adults were arrested and police allegedly found three grow houses where 600 plants were seized "with an estimated street value of $3 million."
When cops raided the boy's bedroom at his parents' home, they found over $6,000 in cash, prosecutors said.
Authorities have not released the student's name, because he was a 16-year-old minor at the time he committed the alleged drug deals. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said the boy will be tried as juvenile.
Cops first became aware of a high-grade hydroponic strain of marijuana being sold for $350-$400 an ounce in the Mason school district near Cincinnati last year. An undercover agent began making buys at Mason High School, where the teenager was a student, and uncovered a dealing operation headed by the arrested student.
"The undercover officer uncovered six students or former students working for that individual and trafficking drugs in two school districts," Fornshell told ABC News.
"The group supplied an overwhelming amount of marijuana in the Mason and King school districts," Fornshell said.
Such "street value estimates" are always comically overinflated, regardless what we know for sure is the price of pot in the area is going to be higher as a result of this bust and that will create even more incentive for others to traffic in the harmless plant.
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