Campbell River man charged with obstruction of justice in Nanaimo

NANAIMO: Suspect accused of presenting false letters of support from family physician during sentence hearing.

A Campbell River man convicted of drug trafficking charges and given a conditional sentence had his sentence overturned and pleaded guilty to obstructing justice.

John Edward MacCorquodale, 52, was arrested by the Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Drug Squad in July 2007 for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. MacCorquodale pleaded guilty to the trafficking charges in 2010.

At his sentencing hearing MacCorquodale presented letters of support from his family, friends and his doctor in Campbell River.

Suspicions arose around the authenticity of the documents from his physician. The physician was contacted and in June 2012 police verified those documents were false.

MacCorquodale was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Nanaimo News Bulletin

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