POLICE BEAT

Ellsworth suspends three students after drug bust

Posted Nov. 02, 2011, at 7:39 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three students, including two who have been summoned on charges by local police, are facing disciplinary action in connection with a drug sting at the school last week, according to school officials.

One of them, Travis Davis, 18, of Ellsworth, is facing a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, according to Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page. Davis is accused of selling eight prescription painkiller pills to former custodian Frank Trundy late last week, Page said Wednesday.

Trundy, 53, was arrested Friday, Oct. 28, at the school by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency after he allegedly sold some of those codeine pills and some hydrocodone pills to an undercover MDEA agent posing as another custodian.

Page said that a 17-year old male high school student also is facing drug furnishing charges. Page would not release the name of the boy but said he is suspected of providing the codeine pills to Davis before Davis sold them to Trundy.

All of the alleged transactions are believed to have occurred on the high school property on Oct. 27 and 28, Page said.

According to Suzanne Lukas, superintendent of Regional School Unit 24, three students in all have been suspended as a result of the drug investigation. Lukas did not identify the students but said each will face a private disciplinary hearing before school officials to determine if any further action will be taken. Expulsion, further suspension or no further action are the possible outcomes each student may face, she said.

Lukas said when those hearings will be held has not yet been determined.

“We’re in the process of setting that up now,” the superintendent said.

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