Main Line Drug Ring Busted For Selling Cocaine To High School Students
A drug ring operating in Main Line high schools in Philadelphia has been busted, and two graduates from an exclusive Pennsylvania prep school have been charged with operating the ring.
The two graduates, Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, spearheaded the ring’s attempts to create a monopoly on drugs sales in the area and utilized high school students to supply the drugs at their schools.
Montgomery County District Attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman, said: “While parents sought to provide education to their kids, these defendants sought to use the schools to create drug addicts.”
The defendants were both former lacrosse players, and graduated from the esteemed Haverford all-boys prep school near Philadelphia; the fees are a massive $35,000 per year.
What’s even worse, is that the defendants used their privileged connections to transport the drugs along Phili’s Main Line, a stretch of wealthy neighborhoods northwest of the city.
They even had a name for the Main Line drug ring, dubbing it the: “main line take over project,” which “employed students from five local high schools and three colleges as what they call sub-dealers to distribute cocaine, marijuana, hash oil, ecstasy.”
Prosecutors told reporters that the two men encouraged dealers to meet quotas, like selling a pound of marijuana a week, which was then transported to Pennsylvania from a supplier in California.
The bust of the Main Line drug ring has also seen the arrest and charging of seven other adults and two minors who are also accused of having dealt drugs in the area.
It’s no surprise that Brooks’ attorney, Gregory Pagano, told reporters that his client was “depressed and was not well physically or mentally,” following his arrest.
Pagano added: “He is remorseful and truly regrets having been involved in the distribution of marijuana to anyone.” Note the attorney only mentions marijuana and neglects to mention cocaine or the other harder drugs that his client is accused of distributing.