VANCOUVER – The B.C. Court of Appeal has added two years to the drug conspiracy sentence of one of three notorious brothers with links to the province’s violent gang world.
Jarrod Bacon now has a 14-year jail term, after originally being sentenced to 12 years earlier this year for conspiring to import cocaine into Canada from Mexico in a sting involving a police informant.
His co-accused, Wayne Scott, who is the grandfather of Bacon’s child, was also convicted and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
The Crown appealed both of those sentences, asking that Bacon’s be increased to 20 years and Scott’s be increased to 15 years, before credit for time served is taken into account.
The Appeal Court released a split 2-1 decision increasing Bacon’s sentence by two years, saying the judge wrongly took into account the fact there was never any actual cocaine that could have been bought or sold in the sting.
The three-member panel was unanimous upholding Scott’s sentencing, leaving it at three-and-a-half years.
Bacon is one of three brothers linked to B.C.’s violent gang war, along with Jonathan Bacon, who was killed in a shootout in Kelowna in 2011, and Jamie Bacon, who is currently awaiting trial for the murders of six people, including two innocent bystanders, in Surrey in 2007.