In February, in a Nova Scotia courtroom; Duncan Charles Todd Mullin pleaded guilty to possessing 6.8 kilograms of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The 35-year-old New Brunswick man was then sentenced to four years in a federal pen.
But the white powder turned out not to be cocaine, but rather; prescription drugs.
Mullin was arrested in Kemptown.
The Colchester District RCMP alleged they found the suspected cocaine in a gym bag in the trunk of the car.
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has thrown out Mullin’s conviction, but he is still in custody on various other charges.