The Crown’s appeal of the 12-year sentence handed to Jarrod Bacon for drug conspiracy is being heard Friday in Vancouver.
The Crown is seeking a longer jail term for Bacon, as well as for his co-accused Wayne Scott, who received three and a half years in prison.
The notice of appeal filed by the Crown stated that the sentence for Bacon was unfit, “considering the seriousness of the offence, the aggravating features and the offender’s degree of responsibility.”
The judge failed to give enough consideration to the principles of denunciation and deterrence, the documents state.
Bacon and Scott were convicted in February 2012 of conspiracy to traffic cocaine, following a 2009 undercover operation in Abbotsford by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
The operation involved the use of a police agent who negotiated with Bacon, using Scott as the middleman, to purchase 100 kg of cocaine purportedly being smuggled from Mexico.
Arrangements had been made for the purchase of the first 10 kg for $30,000, with the remainder to be bought 10 kg at a time until it was gone.
The operation was halted by police before any money or drugs changed hands.
At Bacon’s sentencing hearing in May 2012, the Crown sought a jail term of 18 to 21 years.
Scott, the maternal grandfather of Bacon’s child, was sentenced in September 2012. Crown had originally recommended a jail term of 13 to 15 years, but lowered that to eight to 10 years after Bacon was sentenced.
The appeal will take place before a three-member panel of the B.C. Court of Appeal.