Brothers Jailed In England On Drug Charges

October 24, 2018

Marcus Weeks and his brother Dalji Waldron have been sentenced to over four years in jail in the UK after being convicted of charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

This is according to a story in the Lincolnite, which said, “Marcus Weeks and his younger brother Dalji Waldron, whose father Michael Weeks is the Minister of Social Development and Sports in the Bermudian Government, ran what was described as ‘a mobile shop’ selling cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

“Lisa Hardy, prosecuting, said that the brothers ran the operation as a business to make money. They were operating at mid-market level. They were buying in bulk amounts collecting the drugs from London then selling them in gramme deals. They had a range of products.

Weeks Borthers Bermuda Oct 24 2018

“The brothers were initially arrested in January 2017 after a car being driven by Marcus Weeks was stopped by police on the A1 at Colsterworth for having no insurance. Officers smelled cannabis and quantities of the drug were found inside the Rover car.

“As a result police raided their home in Clarina Street, Lincoln and discovered £16,000 worth of cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine in the brothers’ locked bedrooms. Checks on their mobile phones revealed messages showing they had been dealing for months.

“The brothers were bailed but arrested again nine months later after police carried out a search of a terraced house in Dixon Street, Lincoln, which was being used to grow cannabis.

“Marcus Weeks was at the property when police arrived and the fingerprints of both himself and his brother were found on growing equipment. The cannabis plants could potentially have yielded almost £11,000 worth of drugs.

“Marcus Weeks, 28, and Dalji Waldron, 23, both of Clarina Street, Lincoln, admitted charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis between August 17 2016 and September 22 2017. They also admitted production of cannabis on September 22 2017.

“They were each jailed for four years and four months. Waldron was given a two month consecutive sentence for being in breach of a suspended jail sentence imposed for affray.”

Jerome Lynch QC is reported to have told the court: “Their father is a minister in the Bermudian Government. He is absolutely heartbroken by what his two sons have done not least because his third son died in a motor car accident. He now loses these sons as well for a time.”

Mr Lynch added: “They were operating what can best be described as a mobile shop. They were not pressing these drugs on the vulnerable. They were in receipt of information from customers seeking to purchase. I don’t offer any excuses because they have had a relatively comfortable background. Bermuda is a strict place. ”

According to another report from the Times, “Passing sentence, Graham Huston, the recorder, said: ‘Your father is a minister in the Bermudian government. Both of you have something of a privileged background. I am told that this is a matter of real distress to your father. The cause of that distress is entirely of your own making.’

Read the full story here on the Lincolnite website or another version on the Times website.

Share via email

Read More About

Category: All, Crime, News

.