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Jamie Bacon, flanked by two police officers after an arrest outside his home, has lost an appeal of his weapons conviction. (CBC)

One of the members of B.C.’s notorious Bacon family has lost his appeal of a weapons conviction.

The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed Jamie Bacon's claim that his rights were violated when evidence of a weapons seizure was admitted at his lower court trial.

The 26-year-old Abbotsford, B.C., native and his two brothers have been linked by police to the leadership of the Red Scorpions gang. His lawyer had argued officers did not have a warrant when they searched an SUV after he had been shot outside his Abbotsford home in April 2007.

Several guns were found in a secret compartment in the SUV and Bacon was sentenced to seven years in prison on the weapons counts.

He is also awaiting trial on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the so-called Surrey Six slayings in which four alleged gang members and two innocent bystanders were killed in a Metro Vancouver apartment in October 2007.

Bacon's elder brother, Jarrod, is serving a 12-year-sentence after being convicted in May on drug trafficking charges, while his eldest brother, Jonathan, was shot to death in a gang hit in Kelowna last summer.