Mainline drug ring suspect waives preliminary hearing

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April 25, 2014 3:18:38 PM PDT
New details have been revealed about one of the suspected ringleaders in a drug ring targeting Main Line schools.

25-year-old Neil Scott waived his preliminary hearing on Friday.

He remains behind bars in Montgomery County on $1 million bail.

Scott and a fellow graduate from The Haverford School, Timothy Brooks, are accused of recruiting students as sub-dealers, to sell drugs at five high schools and some colleges.

Police say they even had drugs shipped from the West Coast, to their parents' homes in Paoli and Villanova.

However Scott's attorney says his client's parents were in the dark about their son's alleged activities.

"They are mortified about what it is that occurred with their son. They do not blame law enforcement at all, they blame their son for having been raised better. They worked their butts off to give him a good education at The Haverford School, and have always stood by him. They are very loving toward him and want to see what is fair as an outcome, but they are very disappointed as well," said Tom Egan, defense attorney.

According to his attorney, Scott has admitted to trafficking marijuana but maintains he never had direct contact with any high school students.

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