The good people and police force of the British Columbia can finally exhale with Jarrrod Bacon living in another part of the country.
This notorious gangster was arrested in November of 2009 and subsequently charged after an undercover investigation exposed a huge drug conspiracy. The agent that conducted this investigation got Barron into a fake deal to buy cocaine in the amount of 100kg.
Now he is living in a halfway house in another province as ordered by the Parole Board of Canada.
This is a good thing according to Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, who believes that the streets are calmer since the removal of this notorious and dangerous criminal.
Jarrod and his brothers were involved in a nasty gang conflict along with their so-called Red Scorpion gang against the United Nations gang. This made the streets of the Lower Mainland unsafe for many, many years.
Bacon has a change at life which a lot of gangsters do not have and should consider himself lucky but the truth of the matter is that he has been living this lifestyle for so long that it is darn near impossible for him to change but it is not impossible. He can choice to life a “legal” lifestyle and becoming a contributing member of society.
He can live “pretty much anywhere” if he choices according to Staff Sgt. Houghton. If only he decides to “disassociate himself from gangs and organized crime”.
Jarrod is now a 34 year-old young man and still has his whole life ahead of him.
During his trial, Jarrod Barron said that he was just an “enforcer” and was part of drug trade. He was sentenced to 14 years after conviction in 2012 which did not include the time he spent in jail in pretrial custody for a total of 7 years, 2 months.
His older brother, Jonathan, was murdered in Kelowna in 2011. This incident causes Jarrod to be angst about living in a halfway house in another part of the country.
According to a member of the parole board in Quebec, Michael Lalonde, “it is not the responsibility for every law-abiding citizen in this society to bear this part of the risk associated to [your] release in the community”.
Jarrod will remain in the halfway house for the reminder of his sentence.
His younger brother, Jamie, has followed in his footsteps: in April of 2009, he was charged with conspiracy and 1st degree murder in the Surrey Six killings.
Their older brother’s killers are set to go on trial beginning on the 1st of May this year.