ROCKLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old inmate pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of trafficking in prison contraband.

The state accuses Erik L. Vultee of possessing Suboxone in November 2014 while incarcerated at the state prison. His plea was entered on his behalf in Knox County Unified Court.

Vultee was sentenced in August 2014 to 22 years in prison with all but 14 years suspended for 10 counts of unlawful sexual contact, as well as single counts of attempted gross sexual assault, visual aggression against a child, sexual misconduct with a child and unlawful sexual touching.

His next court hearing is scheduled for June 2.