Cornwall man wanted by Newfoundland RCMP

In this provided photo, Paul Rene Maheu, 51, is wanted by Newfoundland RCMP after he was convicted in a cocaine trafficking investigation. The Mounties believe he is living in Cornwall. (RCMP via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man, convicted in a cocaine trafficking case, is wanted in Newfoundland.

RCMP say 51-year-old Paul Rene Maheu was arrested in December 2016 and was later found guilty and sentenced to prison in a Newfoundland court.

He was convicted on one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and sentenced to nearly two years (22 months) in jail, Sgt. Penny Hermann told Cornwall Newswatch.

The sentence included a weapons ban and Maheu would be probation for two years after completing his sentence.

“Since the sentence is less than 2 years, the sentence will be served in a Newfoundland provincial institution,” Hermann said.

Maheu was not in the courtroom during the sentencing and now he is wanted by police, the RCMP said.

It’s believed he is currently living in the Cornwall area.

Maheu is roughly 5-foot-5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds.

If you know where he is, call the Cornwall RCMP detachment at 613-937-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.