Ohio Teen Suspected As Drug ‘czar’ Admits Guilt
Associated Press | Jul 31, 2012 | Comments 0
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school student accused of being a drug “czar” with six lieutenants has admitted guilt to the charges against him in juvenile court.
The 17-year-old had the choice Tuesday to admit to or deny the drug trafficking charges in Warren County Juvenile Court in Lebanon. Those options are the juvenile court’s version of pleading guilty or not guilty.
The Associated Press isn’t identifying the teen because of his age.
The Warren County Drug Task Force says the teen was part of a high-grade homegrown marijuana operation that sold as much as $20,000 worth of the drug monthly to students in two Cincinnati-area high schools.
Adults are accused of leading the drug ring. The teen is accused of operating as a lower-ranking accomplice with six teens reporting to him.