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 who, with his two brothers, has been linked by police to the leadership of the Red Scorpions gang, 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 in connection with the so-called Surrey Six slayings in which four alleged gang members and two innocent bystanders were murdered 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.