Philadelphia Prep School Grads Busted For Allegedly Running Drug Ring

Source: CBS News

Two former students of a prestigious prep school outside Philadelphia were hauled away in handcuffs Monday, accused of masterminding an elaborate drug ring that catered to affluent students in Philadelphia’s suburbs known as the “The Main Line.”

Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, graduates of Haverford School, where tuition costs nearly $35,000 a year, used their privileged connections to recruit dealers as well as customers, investigators said. According to court documents, investigators learned about “The Main Line takeover project” through text messages where the two prep school graduates discussed plans to take over marijuana sales in the Philadelphia suburbs. Police began investigating in January after receiving anonymous tips, reports CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair.

“Scott and Brooks employed students from five local high schools and three colleges as what they call sub-dealers to distribute cocaine, marijuana, hash oil, ecstasy,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.

Eleven people, including two juveniles, were charged, but it’s the alleged suppliers who are at the center of the investigation.

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