An Abbots-ford truck driver admitted Monday he was stupid to get involved with a high-profile gang figure, the father of his grandchild, in a scheme to import Mexican cocaine into Canada, but his contrition didn't prevent a judge from sentencing him to years 3 1 /2 in prison.
Wayne Scott, 56, was convicted this year along with Jarrod Bacon of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. The pair were arrested in a reverse-sting operation in which a police agent offered to sell 100 kilograms of cocaine for $3 million.
Bacon, one of three brothers the police have accused of being gangsters, was in a relationship with Scott's daughter and the couple had a son together.
Scott insisted he was merely a go-between who put Bacon in touch with a former co-worker. He also argued he was manipulated by his former colleague, who it turned out was working as a police agent, to do something that was completely out of character.
The judge agreed Scott likely wouldn't have entered such a conspiracy had it not been for the "accidents" of fate that saw him associating with Bacon and his friend-turned-police agent. But the judge added Scott nonetheless participated in the conspiracy willingly.
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