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'Preppy drug ring' busted in affluent Philly suburbs

'Preppy drug ring' busted in affluent Philly suburbs
Posted April 22nd, 2014 @ 12:50pm by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – After a four-month investigation, authorities yesterday busted 11 alleged members of a drug ring—a drug ring notable because some of its members were students and alums of pricey prep schools living in the leafy, affluent "Main Line" suburbs outside Philadelphia. Their goal, police say, was to keep five elite high schools and three colleges in Montgomery County, Pa., constantly stocked with drugs—they allegedly called it the "Main Line Takeover Project," CBS Philly reports. One of the alleged ringleaders, 18-year-old Timothy Brooks, "said this was important to him because he remembered not always being able to buy marijuana when he was in high school," according to investigators. Brooks graduated from the Haverford School, a $35,000-per-year, all-boys prep school, in 2013; his alleged co-ringleader, 25-year-old Neil Scott, was a 2008 grad of the school.

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