Jarrod Bacon plans to appeal 12-year sentence

The former Abbotsford man, connected to the Red Scorpions Gang, was convicted in February of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Jarrod Bacon

Jarrod Bacon

Jarrod Bacon is appealing his 12-year sentence for conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

A hearing on the matter is scheduled to take place in mid-January.

Bacon was convicted in February of this year, following his trial with co-accused Wayne Scott of Abbotsford.

Following credit for time already served, Bacon was left with remaining jail time of seven years and two months upon sentencing.

In May of this year, Crown prosecutors filed their own appeal of the sentence, saying it was too light. They had recommended a sentence of 21 years, while Bacon’s lawyer suggested a jail term of eight years.

Bacon, 29, and Scott, 56, were charged in November 2009 following an undercover operation in Abbotsford by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

The operation involved the use of a police agent who negotiated with Bacon, mainly through Scott, to purchase 100 kilos of cocaine purportedly being smuggled from Mexico.

Most of the Crown’s case was based on wiretap evidence gathered by the agent in which Bacon indicated he had a funder who could supply $3 million for the drugs.

The operation was halted by police before any money or drugs could change hands.

Scott was sentenced in September to three and a half years in jail.