Little Czar Heading to Prison

October 19, 2012


A teenager convicted of selling up to $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to high school students in southwestern Ohio was sentenced Monday to serve six months to three years in a juvenile prison by a judge who called him "a pretty fine young person that went down a bad trail."


Authorities say Pagenstecher was one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area, a "little czar" in charge of six teenage lieutenants who helped him sell the marijuana to well-to-do students at two high schools.

Authorities believe Pagenstecher began selling the drugs when he was at least 15 and managed to stay under authorities' radar for a long time by not selling pot at school, but largely out of his home, where he lived with his single mother and older brother.


There are many different reason a person finds himself facing criminal charges for distributing marijuana, whether it is on a large or a small scale.  Sometimes people get caught up in the lifestyle because they are products of their environments, while others see an opportunity to support a habit or a way to make fast cash. 


In any circumstance, if you are facing a marijuana charge, you need a lawyer who understands the severity of a drug conviction and one that will fight for your rights in court, because your future depends on it.  The Law Offices of Jamie Balagia are skilled and respected in the court room because of their aggressive defense.  Call to schedule your consultation today.