Four Plead Guilty in Main Line Drug Ring Case

"Subdealers" expected to testify against alleged ringleaders leaders in future trials.

Montco D.A. Risa Ferman with an AR-15 rifle and drugs seized by the police.  / Associated Press

Montco D.A. Risa Ferman with an AR-15 rifle and drugs seized by the police in the case. / Associated Press

“Four people have admitted their role in what Montgomery County prosecutors call a drug ring operating along the Main Line that sold narcotics to high school and college students,” CBS Philly reports. “The four, labeled “sub-dealers” by prosecutors, pleaded guilty to numerous drug charges in Montgomery County Court.”

MainLine Media News reports:

Reid J. Cohen, 19, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and Garrett M. Johnson, 19, of Jericho, N.Y., each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of receipt in commerce of marijuana and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, essentially admitting they received marijuana from the ringleaders or others involved in the plot and dealt in the drugs between September 2013 and February 2014.

Dominic Vincent Curcio, 29, of Philadelphia, and Willow Lynn Orr, 22, of Philadelphia, each pleaded guilty to a more serious felony charge of conspiring with others in the plot to engage in possession with intent to deliver marijuana during the five-month period.

The four are now expected to testify against the alleged ringleaders, Neil Scott and Timothy Brooks.

The Inquirer adds:

Montgomery County Special Assistant District Attorney Tonya Lupinacci said sentencing for the four would not occur until after the cases of Brooks and Scott are resolved.

“I know we’ve initiated several conversations in homes all around America between parents and their children about deciding what is right and what is wrong,” Lupinacci said. “These defendants made the wrong decision and they will pay for it.”

Philly Mag took an in-depth look at the case in this month’s issue.