Philly Lax Bros Charged With Running Complex Prep School Drug Ring

Update: this piece and headline have been revised to attribute the allegations to the prosecutors.

A four-month investigation culminated today with the allegations that Neil Scott and Timothy Brooks, graduates of suburban Philadelphia prep school The Haverford School, were running an elaborate drug ring that supplied weed, cocaine, ecstasy, and hash oil to a number of surrounding prep schools and colleges.

The two former lacrosse players at Haverford, an all-boys preparatory instuition whose tuition is $35,000 a year, allegedly tapped their sports connections and used their business knowledge to peddle drugs throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, hiring other dealers along the way. The two were well-known coaches of youth sports leagues.

According to NBC 10 in Philadelphia, the high schools and colleges that were connected to the drug ring were numerous, and located squarely within the affluent area of Philadelphia known as the Main Line.

The schools involved were the private Haverford School and public high schools Lower Merion High School and Harriton High School in Lower Merion Township, Pa., Conestoga High School in Tredyffrin Twp., Pa., Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa., as well as Gettysburg, Lafayette and Haverford colleges.

The criminal complaint filed against Brooks and Scott, who are 18 and 25, respectively, reveals the supposed depth of their web.

Scott received bulk shipments of marijuana from California to his apartment in Haverford, Pa. Drugs would also be sent to his parent's home in Paoli and Brooks' home in Villanova, according to the complaint.

The complaint continues that Brooks and Scott had hired "sub-dealers" at local high schools to push out product, encouraging sales of at least a pound of marijuana a week.

The headmaster of Haverford, John Nagl, remarked, "We focus on developing boys with good character, despite our best efforts, sometimes boys make bad choices. This was destructive and horrible. And we are deeply saddened."

Confiscated from Scott's home in February were "8 lbs. of marijuana, 3 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 AR-15 style rifle."

Scott is being held on $1 million bail, and Brooks has been released after his parents posted $25,000 for his bail.

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