Granddad of gangster's child sentenced in drug scheme
Wayne Scott, whose daughter had child with Jarrod Bacon, gets 3-1/2 years
The Canadian Press
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 7:55 PM PT
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2012 9:21 PM PT
A B.C. man whose daughter had a child with high-profile gang figure Jarrod bacon has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to import cocaine from Mexico.
Wayne Scott, a 56-year-old truck driver from Abbotsford, B.C., was convicted earlier this year along with Jarrod Bacon of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
The pair were busted in a reverse-sting operation in which a police agent offered to sell 100 kilograms of cocaine for $3 million.
Scott, whose daughter had a child with Bacon, asked for a conditional sentence and claimed he was manipulated by a friend, who was the police agent, and Bacon to do something he wouldn't otherwise do.
Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen agrees Scott's involvement was low and was out of character, but he says Scott still had free will and appeared to be motivated by profit.
Cullen says given the seriousness of the alleged conspiracy, a conditional sentence isn't appropriate in this case, but noted a 3-1/2 year sentence is far below the usual range of sentences for drug trafficking.
Scott, wearing a dark suit, his silver-grey hair cropped short, sat in the prisoner's box Monday watching attentively as the judge delivered his sentence.
Members of his family sat in the public gallery, including his daughter, Carly, whose relationship with Bacon became a central part of the case. She currently lives in her father's house in Abbotsford, the court heard, and she and her son depend on him financially.
As Scott was handcuffed following his sentencing, Carly Scott blew her father a kiss and, through tears, said, "Bye daddy, I love you."
Earlier, Scott's lawyer, Jeremy Guild, said his client has suffered greatly since his arrest.
Scott lost his job and found it difficult to find employment, said Guild. He was forced to take out new financing on his home, which itself was difficult as banks shunned him as a customer. He has been on anti-depressants for anxiety and also has a heart condition, which delayed an earlier sentencing hearing.Jarrod Bacon is serving a 12-year sentence. (CBC)
Bacon is the younger brother of Red Scorpions gang leader Jonathan Bacon, who was gunned down last year in Kelowna.
His other brother Jamie is facing a murder charge in the killings of six people in Surrey, B.C., in October 2007.
Jarrod Bacon was handed a 12-year sentence in May for his role in the conspiracy.
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