Sentencing delayed for teen who ran drug ring

Sentencing has been delayed for a 17-year-old Mason High School student who authorities called one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area.

Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Mike Powell rescheduled Tuesday's sentencing of the teen to Oct. 22.

The move came at the request of the teen's attorney. He told the judge that the teen was doing well in an "intensive" substance abuse program that ends Oct. 11, and he wanted him to continue the treatment uninterrupted.

The teen has pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges and faces imprisonment in a juvenile jail until he turns 21.

Authorities say he played a major role in a drug ring that sold as much as $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to fellow high school students in and around his suburb.

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