A pair of Pennsylvania prep school graduates are accused of recruiting high school and college students to work for them in a drug ring operating at several suburban schools.
KYW-TV reported on Monday that 18-year-old Timothy Brooks and 25-year-old Neil Scott were arraigned on Monday and identified as the leaders of the “Main Line Takeover Project.” The name is a reference to their base of operations, an affluent neighborhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Prosecutors in Montgomery County said Brooks and Scott, both graduates of the Haverford School, used their connections as both alumni of the $35,000-a-year private school and youth lacrosse coaches to build their budding organization.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that authorities seized 23 grams of cocaine, eight pounds of marijuana, more than $11,000 in cash and several firearms, including a loaded AR-15 assault rifle. Eight adult men, one adult woman and two 17-year-olds were charged in all.
The group is accused of selling marijuana to students at not only Haverford, but Conestoga, Harriton, Lower Merion, and Radnor High Schools, while also selling cocaine, marijuana, hash oil and Ecstasy at Gettysburg, Lafayette, and Haverford Colleges.
“You’re dealing with kids from one of the finest institutions, probably, in the country,” Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said at a press conference. “To take those skills and turn it into this kind of illegal enterprise is very distressing.”
The Associated Press reported that Scott was getting his marijuana from an unidentified supplier in San Diego, where he worked at a medical marijuana dispensary before moving back to the area. He allegedly believed his business would prosper in the Main Line area “because everyone between 15 and 55 loves good weed.”
Watch KYW’s report, as aired on Monday, below.
Meghan McCain snaps at Sunny Hostin for daring to disagree with her about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump for hurling racist abuse at four Democratic congresswomen to heighten divisions in his rival party, and then framed the debate in the exact same way he has.
The conservative co-host on "The View" condemned the president's statements urging the four first-year lawmakers to return to their home countries as racist, and then complained that one of their chiefs of staff had accused moderate Democrats of turning a blind eye to racism.
"I think the politics of this is fascinating," McCain began. "We spent our entire week last week talking about how racist and xenophobic the original comments and the chants were, and I stand by that statement."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
Kellyanne Conway erupts after Fox hosts question Trump’s attacks on The Squad
Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday went off on an angry rant after Fox News hosts questioned the wisdom of President Donald Trump's latest attacks on four Democratic lawmakers known as "The Squad."
In particular, Conway was asked about Trump's tweet in which he said Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were incapable of loving the United States.
Conway responded by attacking the women for voting against funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which the lawmakers argued would just be giving the president money to further his campaign of abusing immigrants.