Sentence extended for convicted gangster Bacon 0
Convicted gangster Jarrod Bacon had his 12-year sentence for conspiracy to traffic cocaine extended by two years Thursday.
In a B.C. Court of Appeal split decision, the bench decided sentencing judge Austin Cullen erred in not considering that the case involved Bacon’s intention to import drugs from Mexico; importing is considered more serious in law than just trafficking.
Bacon and another man were charged following a “reverse sting” in 2009 where an undercover police officer was disguised as a cocaine supplier in the sale of 100 kilograms of the drug in a deal worth $3 million.
According to the decision, Bacon, who rose to infamy with his two brothers in the Red Scorpion gang, would have received $5,000 for each kilogram sold. This was to be shared with his partner or financiers who remain unidentified.
In reality, the drugs never existed but the bench, which called Bacon a “career criminal” in its conclusion, decided the operation was “reasonably sophisticated” and well-developed.