Crime and punishment
In what's bound to get a big-screen remake, two clean-cut former prep boys from Philadelphia were arrested Monday for allegedly orchestrating an elaborate drug ring that used high school students to shuttle drugs and weapons around the city's affluent neighborhoods. The operation was called "The Main Line Takeover Project."
CBS News reports that Neil K. Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, are college dropouts and graduates of a $35,000-a-year, all-boys prep school. Court documents reveal that Scott and Brooks employed students from Philly-area high schools and colleges to distribute cocaine, weed, hash oil, and ecstasy.
A four-month police investigation revealed that the duo ran the operation like a business by placing sales quotas on dealers and offering incentives. Scott also had large shipments of drugs delivered from California to his apartment. Search warrants executed at nine different locations turned up 8 pounds of marijuana, 11 grams of MDMA, 23 grams of cocaine, $11,000 in cash, and several high-powered guns.
In total, eleven people — including two juveniles — were arrested. Brooks was released after posting $250,000 bail and Scott is being held on $1 million bail. Both are due back in court in June. --Jordan Valinsky