Max John Beckham
Max John Beckham, a Northland businessman and farmer who led a double life as a druglord, has taken his case to the Supreme Court.
The Mangonui man is serving an 18 year jail term with a minimum non-parole period of nine years.
He was jailed for conspiracy to manufacture and supply methamphetamine and supplying meth, cocaine, cannabis oil and ecstasy.
The Supreme Court was told today that Beckham was locked up after some 220 hours of phone calls were tapped. His car and cellphone were bugged and he was arrested in December 2008.
He was a high-value target and police spoke publicly of their relief at Beckham being taken "out of circulation" when he was jailed.
Date of Birth
1947 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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Max John Beckham Supreme Court Notes
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