One of the biggest drug dealers in Ohio was sentenced to up to 3 years in juvenile prison today.
Tyler Pagenstecher, 18 pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges and will face jail time. The judge delivered the sentence after referring to the teen as “a pretty fine young person that went down a bad trail.”
“I understood that I would get in trouble but not to the level or extent this has become, and I sincerely regret all of this,” explained the teen following the sentencing. “If I could take it all back, I would.”
Pagenstecher who was dubbed a “little czar” sold pot to students at Mason High and Kings High, two of the best public schools outside Cincinnati. In fact, the teen was a major player in a drug ring that sold as much as $20,000 worth of marijuana in a month. He started dealing when he was 15; Pagenstecher not only sold drugs, but he also managed six other teens who helped sell around the schools.
In the course of the investigation, the Warren County Drug Task Force was able to seize over 600 plants with an estimated worth of $3 million.
The community was shocked over Pagenstecher’s arrest. The teen was described as a typical boy who got good grades and loved to skateboard.
Prior to his arrest, Pagenstecher was living at home with his older brother and a single mom Daffney Pagenstecher who was also the school bus driver.