Video: Teen Drug Kingpin Runs $3 Million Marijuana Operation

| by Michael Allen

In Mason, Ohio, a high school student has been arrested for allegedly running a homegrown marijuana operation that earned as much as $20,000 a month (video below).

Police discovered the drug operation when an undercover agent began buying drugs near Mason High School, where the teen was a student.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell told ABC News: "The undercover officer uncovered six students or former students working for that individual and trafficking drugs in two school districts."

When police raided the teen's bedroom, they reportedly found over $6,000 in cash in his closet. The teen's name has not been released because he is a minor, age 16.

The teen had student and adult employees that helped him deal the pot, but never on school grounds because they knew it was risky.

Fornshell said the teen will be tried as juvenile and added: "He clearly had a high level of intelligence, but it was very misguided."

The students and adults who worked under the teen kingpin may also be charged as well.

The high-grade hydroponic marijuana, which sold for $5000 a pound, was reportedly being grown around the Cincinnati area and had an estimated street value of $3 million.

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