Two prep school grads allegedly ran drug ring on Philadelphia's Main Line

Authorities in the Philadelphia area say two prep school alumni targeted high schools and colleges on Main Line for drug sales.
By Frances Burns  |  April 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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NORRISTOWN, Pa., April 21 (UPI) -- Two young alumni of a boys' prep school on Philadelphia's Main Line have been charged with running a drug ring catering to students, authorities said Monday.

Neil K. Scott, 25, of Haverford and Timothy Brooks, 18, of Villanova allegedly hoped to take over the drug trade at a number of schools and colleges in eastern Pennsylvania, including their alma mater, the Haverford School. Nine of their alleged confederates have been charged with supplying drugs or selling them.

Two in the group are juveniles, prosecutors said, both of them students at public high school in Main Line suburbs. One is from Lower Merion and the other Radnor.

Eight adults were in custody Monday, police said.

The Main Line is a suburban area west of Philadelphia that got its name from the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Main Line" to Lancaster, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. The Main Line is home to a number of well-known colleges, including Villanova, Bryn Mawr and Haverford.

Scott and Brooks allegedly targeted the Haverford School and several public schools, including Harriton and Conestoga high schools, Lower Merion and Radnor. They also had at least three collges in their sights, Haverford, Lafayette and Gettysburg.

Scott graduated from Haverford School in 2008 and dropped out of Connecticut College, where officials said he had been involved with marijuana and the manufacture of counterfeit IDs, prosecutors said. Brooks, a 2013 Haverford alumnus, briefly attended the University of Richmond on a lacrosse scholarship.

At least one of the other defendants is a Haverford School student and another a recent graduate now at Lafayette College.

Haverford School was founded in 1880. Its list of alumni includes Maxfield Parrish, the painter and illustrator, who graduated in 1898, billionaire Ronald Perelman, class of 1960, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, class of 1970.

[Main Line Media News]

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