Ohio student's cohort in pot ring gets 8 years

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- One of the adult defendants in a large-scale marijuana ring that included a southwest Ohio high school student has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/11ZmeSJ ) reports that a Warren County judge convicted 32-year-old Justin Baker of growing and selling marijuana after a bench trial Wednesday and handed down the sentence.

Baker was among seven adults who were indicted in connection with the ring that included Tyler Pagenstecher, a then-17-year-old Mason student who authorities said sold $20,000 a month in high-grade pot to fellow students. He was sentenced in October to serve at least six months in a juvenile facility.

Authorities called the teen one of the most prolific pot dealers in the Cincinnati area.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com