ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man has pleaded guilty to trafficking the prescription painkiller oxycodone.

Twenty-five-year-old Craig Strout-Desmond was charged with unlawful trafficking of a scheduled drug, unlawful possession of oxycodone and violation of conditions of his release.

Drug agents say they found $3,400 worth of oxycodone in the Strout-Desmond’s vehicle after he returned from a trip to the home of Robert Strout, his grandfather, in Aroostook County in August of 2011. Robert Strout is serving four years for aggravated furnishing of oxycodone and for crimes committed in connection with a triple homicide in Amity.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Strout-Desmond will be held until Friday, when a drug court decides if he is eligible for the program which offers deferred sentences in return for participation in a rehabilitation regime.

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