The two leaders of an alleged drug ring called themselves the Main Line Takeover Project and wanted to control the supply of cocaine, club drugs and marijuana to several high schools and colleges in Philadelphia’s tony suburbs, enlisting students to be “sub-dealers,” including two at Lafayette College.
Montgomery County officials on Monday arrested the alleged ringleaders — Neil Scott, 25, of Haverford, and Timothy Brooks, 18, of Villanova — and charged them with possession with intent to deliver, running a corrupt organization, possession of drugs and conspiracy.
Nine others were identified as sub-dealers, including Lafayette students John Cole Rosemann, 20, of Weston, Conn., and Christian Stockton Euler, 23, of Villanova. Both are being charged with participating in a corrupt organization, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy. Rosemann is free on $100,000 unsecured bail and Euler’s bail status was not immediately available.
“The high school sub-dealers were encouraged to develop their business so that they could sell at least one pound of marijuana each week,” Ferman said. “Brooks instructed the dealers to make sure that there was never a drought.”
Among the material found in a search of the two men’s apartments were eight pounds of marijuana, three grams of hash oil, 23 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of Ecstasy, $11,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, an AR-15 assault rifle and another AR-15 style rile.
John Nagl, headmaster for The Haverford School, said school officials were notified about an on-going investigation several weeks ago, but were asked not to interfere.
“We focus on developing boys with good character, despite our best efforts, sometimes boys make bad choices,” he said. “This was destructive and horrible. And we are deeply saddened.”