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Timothy Brooks was mourning the loss of a close friend and recovering from a shoulder injury that ended his lacrosse career. He dropped out of the University of Richmond after only a couple of months.
At the time, Clinton Brooks said, he recognized signs of depression in his son the same ones from which he had suffered at that age.
Although his son was going out drinking, smoking marijuana, and taking the hallucinogenic drug MDMA, Clinton Brooks said, he never suspected addiction until a detective, after grilling Timothy Brooks for hours, pulled the father aside and put it in terms he could not deny.
Four months earlier, Timothy Brooks had made contact with a fellow Haverford School alumnus, 25 year old Neil K. Scott, who supplied and advised Brooks on his burgeoning marijuana business.
In one text message, Brooks called it the “Main Line Takeover Project,” a name that would stick after the District Attorney’s Office busted the drug ring.
Searching the Brooks home in March, detectives found a pound of marijuana and $800. Prosecutors said Scott and Brooks had been major suppliers of marijuana to high school students at their alma mater, as well as Radnor, Lower Merion, Harriton, and Conestoga High Schools, and Lafayette and Haverford Colleges.
“He was in it to make money,” Assistant District Attorney Tonya W. Lupinacci said. “This was his brainchild.”
But the judge said, “I have to sentence the version of you that was actively selling weed to high school kids along the Main Line. We cannot send the message that it is OK.”
Following state guidelines, O’Neill sentenced Brooks to nine to 23 months, and five years’ probation. But unlike Scott, who received five to 15 years in state prison, Brooks will serve his time in the county jail and may be eligible for work release after three months.