Alleged drug dealing janitor to be fired at tonight’s Riverhead school board meeting

06/07/2011 5:03 AM |

Troy Trent

The Pulaski Street School janitor who was allegedly involved in a local drug ring is scheduled to be officially terminated during tonight’s Riverhead school board meeting, according to a copy of the agenda.

In February, Troy “T-Roy” Trent, 41, of Riverhead was indicted for his part in a drug ring that allegedly trafficked cocaine in the Riverhead area. He was accused of selling half an ounce of cocaine in the indictment and charged with second-degree conspiracy, according to his attorney, Fred Fisher of Southampton.

The arrest stemmed from a year-long investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, which is overseen by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Mr. Trent was arrested again in March after Riverhead Police said he crashed his pickup truck while drunk and then fled the scene of the accident.

School officials have said that Mr. Trent has not been allowed on school grounds since his initial arrest. If approved, the termination would be effective April 8.

The investigation did not reveal evidence Mr. Trent sold drugs to students, prosecutors said.

During tonight’s meeting, school superintendent Nancy Carney is also expected to discuss with members of the school board a multi-million proposal for infrastructure upgrades on district buildings and grounds.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the high school.

Click to see a copy of tonight’s agenda

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