Philadelphia prep schoolers busted in Main Line drug ringLower Merion, PA (CNN) - In Philadelphia police say they've busted up a drug ring that was targeting local high schools and colleges. At least 10 people are now charged, including two teens.
By: Chad Pradelli, CNN, WDAY
Lower Merion, PA (CNN) - In Philadelphia police say they've busted up a drug ring that was targeting local high schools and colleges. At least 10 people are now charged, including two teens.
25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were among 10 suspects hauled into court today on drug and weapons charges. Authorities say the duo used their prestigious education at the Haverford School to create a criminal enterprise that cashed in on the illegal drug market on the Main Line by targeting five high schools and three colleges. They dubbed it The Main Line Take-Over Project.
Risa Vetri Ferman - District Attorney: “They were using very traditional business principles. They were trying to identify and incentify their dealers, they were trying to create a market.”
But it appears the duo lacked street smarts. Investigators say the two texted about their operation and dealings, leaving an alleged trail. Six weeks ago, police say they recovered marijuana, cocaine, cash and a loaded AR-15 assault rifle from Scott’s apartment. The duo allegedly used foot soldiers who worked individual schools.