Two Haverford School graduates were arrested Monday morning and are scheduled to be arraigned on charges that they ran a drug ring on the Main Line.
Neil K. Scott, 25, of Haverford and Timothy C. Brooks, 18, of Villanova employed high school students at Lower Merion, Harriton, Radnor and Conestoga high schools as dealers in their drug ring, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced Monday morning. Additionally, they employed college students at Haverford, Gettysburg and Lafayette colleges.
The ring, described in text messages between the accused as the “main line take over project,” sold marijuana, cocaine, hash oil and ecstasy to students at Main Line high schools and colleges, Ferman said.
Scott was a 2008 graduate of the Haverford School who attended Connecticut College for three semesters before dropping out after being sanctioned by the college for using marijuana and creating fake IDs, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said.
Brooks was a 2013 graduate of the Haverford School, the District Attorney's Office said. He attended the University of Richmond on a lacrosse scholarship for one semester before dropping out, the DA's Office said.
Identified by the District Attorney's Office as sub-dealers of the drug ring and also being charged are:
- Daniel Robert McGrath, 18, of Glenolden, a student at The Haverford School;
- John Cole Rosemann, 20, of Weston, Conn., a student at Lafayette College;
- Garrett M. Johnson, 18, of Jericho, N.Y., a student at Haverford College;
- Christian Stockton Euler, 23, of Villanova, a graduate of The Haverford School and a current student at Lafayette;
- Reid Cohen, 18, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., a student at Haverford College;
- Willow Lynn Orr, 22, of Philadelphia;
- Dominic Vincent Curcio, 19, of Philadelphia.
Also identified as sub-dealers were 17-year-olds who live at home with their parents, the DA's Office said. One of those dealers attends Radnor, while the other attends Lower Merion. Because they are juveniles, their names have not been released.
“These arrests show that we are all affected by the cancerous and corruptive nature of illegal drugs,” Philadelphia County District Attorney R. Seth Williams said.
The sub-dealers were to meet the quota of selling 1 pound of marijuana per week, authorities said.
“Parents across our community have chosen to send their children to these schools and colleges because they are some of the finest institutions of learning in the United States,” Ferman said. “These drug dealers, motivated by their own greed, sought to create a network to push poison into our educational institutions and take-over drug distribution on the Main Line. While parents sought to provide education to their kids, these defendants sought to use the schools to create drug addicts. The architects of the ‘main line take over project’ had their chance at education and failed. They tried to infiltrate our schools, not for educational purposes, but to make money and to drag others into the downward spiral that their lives had become.”
When search warrants connected to the case were executed, authorities found
- 8 pounds of marijuana;
- 23 grams of cocaine;
- 11 grams of MDMA;
- 3 grams of hash oil;
- more than $11,000 cash;
- a loaded AR-15 assault rifle;
- a loaded 9 mm pistol;
- and a 22.caliber air-style rifle, plus ammunition for each weapon, the Inquirer reported.
Scott and Brooks were scheduled to be arranged at noon Monday.
The investigation was a collaborative effort between the Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, Northampton, Adams and Delaware county district attorneys offices.
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