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Butner inmate sentenced for having drugs in prison

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RALEIGH — An inmate at the federal prison in Butner was given an additional year to his sentence after being found with drugs, prosecutors said.

According to court documents, while Aaron Trujillo, 57, was serving a federal sentence for multiple bank robbery convictions, he was found in possession of multiple sublingual film strips containing buprenorphine.

Buprenorphine is an opiate and a Schedule II controlled substance. It’s commonly known by the brand name Suboxone.

Investigators say Trujillo had a large cache of stamps and a debt ledger suggesting that he was involved selling buprenorphine for several months, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Trijullo to 12 more months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release.