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LEBANON, Ohio — 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.”

Tyler Pagenstecher of Mason was taken into custody immediately after the hearing and will be turned over to Ohio’s Department of Youth Services. The agency ultimately will decide how long the 18-year-old Pagenstecher will be in prison, depending on his behavior.

“He’s not going home today,” Judge Thomas Lipps said, explaining that the charges against Pagenstecher were too serious for him to avoid prison time.

The Associated Press is naming Pagenstecher because of the seriousness of the crimes and because teen’s identity quickly became public following the announcement of the charges against him when he…

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