Timothy Brooks, a former Richmond lacrosse player, was arrested on charges of participating in the “Main Line Take Over Project” – a large operation in suburban Philadelphia that intended “to take over the marijuana drug trade in local high schools and colleges in Montgomery and surrounding counties of Pennsylvania,” according to authorities.
Brooks, who attended Richmond on an athletic scholarship but left after his first semester, was one of two lead suppliers in this 11-person drug-trafficking ring. Both Brooks, 18, and Neil Scott, 25, the other lead supplier, graduated from and and played lacrosse for the Haverford School.
Authorities seized eight pounds of marijuana, 23 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of ecstasy, three grams of hash oil, two AR-15 rifles and more than $11,000 in cash through multiple search warrants.
The two leaders employed students from five high schools and three colleges as their sub-dealers.
Brooks encouraged his sub-dealers to meet their weekly quota of selling one pound of marijuana, authorities said.
“Brooks instructed the high school sub-dealers to make certain there was always a constant supply of marijuana in their assigned school,” authorities said. “Brooks said this was important to him because he remembered not always being able to buy marijuana when he was in high school.”
The Richmond lacrosse program did not return a message requesting further information.
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Update: The Richmond lacrosse program elected not to comment on the story, but it confirmed Brooks left the team in September.