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Kelowna woman with gangster connections dies of drug overdose

A Kelowna woman with a criminal history of drug trafficking has died of a drug overdose while visiting the Lower Mainland for a high-profile court decision regarding her boyfriend.

The Vancouver Sun is reporting Madison Fine, 25, was found dead last Friday inside a Richmond hotel room by the mother of Red Scorpion gang member Jamie Bacon.

Fine died on the same day the BC Supreme Court dismissed first-degree murder charges against Bacon stemming from the 2007 Surrey Six slayings.

READ MORE: Charges stayed against gangster Jamie Bacon in connection with ‘Surrey Six ‘ homicides.

Fine’s on-line obituary describes her as a “true love to Jamie” adding “We will miss her spirit, her stubbornness and her energy, and even, in a small way, the constant chaos she brought with her wherever she went. Sleep tight, our sweet, sweet Maddie.”

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In February 2013, Fine was sentenced to one year in jail for two separate incidents of trafficking a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

She was charged last July with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample and resisting a peace officer and was to go to trial in June in Kelowna.

The Sun says police believe Fine remained active in the drug trade in recent years, allegedly running dial-a-dope lines in various B.C. communities.

It’s reported a February 2014 drug trafficking charge was later stayed after a judge ruled Fine’s charter rights were violated during a police strip search when bags of heroin and cocaine fell out of her pants.

 

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