Two Students Attending $35K-Per-Year Prep School Drop Out to Run Massive Drug Ring in Philadelphia

Neil Scott, 25, was taken into custody in February and held in lieu of $1 million bail. Timothy Brooks, 18, dropped out of college after one semester and returned to his parents' Villanova home, where he allegedly joined a drug ring.
Neil Scott, 25, was taken into custody in February and held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Timothy Brooks, 18, dropped out of college after one semester and returned to his parents’ Villanova home, where he allegedly joined a drug ring.

Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, both played lacrosse at The Haverford School. Then they used connections to build a drug ring at local colleges and high schools. Authorities seized an assault rifle, 8 pounds of pot and several grams of cocaine, MDMA and hash oil while busting up the well-orchestrated business in the Main Line suburbs.

Two clean-cut prep school grads enlisted local high school and college students to move several pounds of narcotics every week as the men aimed to become the drug kingpins of affluent suburbs north of Philadelphia, authorities said.

Neil K. Scott, 25, and Timothy R. Brooks, 18, were both lacrosse-playing graduates of the $35,000-a-year Haverford School who decided to drop out of expensive colleges to focus on dealing drugs in the Main Line suburbs of Philly and Montgomery County, authorities said Monday after derailing the operation in a sting dubbed “The Main Line Take Over Project.”

“They were using very traditional business principles,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said at a press conference. “To take those skills and turn it into this kind of illegal enterprise is very distressing.”

Much of the operation centered on Scott’s Haverford apartment, where the duo would receive large shipments of pounds of marijuana, authorities said. Scott and Brooks, using their prep school credentials and ties to high school athletics, funneled the drugs to subdealers at five local high schools and three colleges.

Those young adults would sling pot, cocaine, hash oil and ecstasy to their classmates at highly ranked schools in the Philadelphia area.

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Source: New York Daily News

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