Weeks sons have proceeds of crime seized
A British court has ordered the confiscation of thousands of dollars in drug-dealing profits from two sons of a Bermuda Member of Parliament.
Marcus Weeks and Dalji Waldron — the sons of Progressive Labour Party backbencher Michael Weeks — were jailed in 2018 after they admitted running a “mobile drug shop” that sold cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.
Lincoln Crown Court has now ordered the forfeiture of thousands of pounds in illegal profits from both brothers under Britain's Proceeds of Crime Act.
The court found that Waldron made £39,639 (about $50,000) through the operation, while Weeks had made £21,327.
The court confiscated £6,330 of available assets from Waldron and £1,570 of assets from Weeks.
Waldron and Weeks both pleaded guilty to 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.
The brothers were first arrested in January 2017 when police stopped a car, driven by Weeks, for driving without insurance.
Officers smelled cannabis, carried out a search and found the drug inside the car.
Police later searched the pair's home in Lincoln and found £16,000 worth of cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine in their bedrooms.
Mobile phone records indicated that the brothers had been selling the drugs for several months.
The court heard the pair bulk-bought drugs in London and sold them by the gram in Lincoln.
Waldron and Weeks were both released on bail, but Weeks was arrested again months later when he was found by police at a home being used to grow cannabis.
An investigation revealed both brother's fingerprints on the cannabis growing equipment.
Michael Weeks was the Minister of Social Development and Sport when the two were sentenced in October 2018.
Recorder Graham Huston said as he passed sentence: “The messages show you had a large number of customers from the student population in Lincoln.
“It would appear that is a group you targeted. Clearly this was a profitable business.
“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.”