OHIO HIGH SCHOOL DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED IN MAJOR BUST. How should the authorities deal with this pot-peddling teenager?
Cops first became aware of a high-grade hydroponic strain of marijuana being sold for $350 to $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. According to the prosecutor's office, "The undercover officer had discovered 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."
The marijuana previously sold in the areas was a lower-grade variety smuggled into the U.S. through the border, but the weed they began seeing last year was a much more expensive product. The student helped lead cops to uncover a major grow operation, run by locals out of warehouses and other buildings in three nearby towns. Six other adult individuals have been arrested for their role in growing and distributing the drug. Authorities seized 600 plants from the three grow houses, with an estimated street value of $3 million.
HOW SHOULD THE AUTHORITIES DEAL WITH THIS POT-PEDDLING TEENAGER?
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