By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A onetime prep school graduate who, according to Montgomery County prosecutors, had set his sights on taking over the drug trade along the Main Line will spend at least five years in state prison after pleading guilty to a host of drug charges.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shootout With SEPTA Police Outside SEPTA Terminal In Upper Darby
Neil Scott had nothing to say in court today after pleading guilty to several counts of possession with intent to deliver, running a “corrupt organization,” and conspiracy.
The 25-year-old Haverford School graduate was sentenced to five to 15 years behind bars.
Judge Steven O’Neill called it a serious sentence for a serious crime. “You were peddling a hell of a lot of misery,” he told the defendant.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
Prosecutor Tonya Lupinacci says Scott employed sub-dealers who sold at five area high schools and three colleges, “but the buck stops with Neil Scott. He’s the one who initiated this organization to infiltrate our schools with cocaine, with marijuana.”
Defense attorney Tom Egan says his client is a talented, productive young man who has learned a lesson and is looking to put this episode behind him.MORE NEWS: Driver Injured After Crashing Into Burlington County Flooring Business