Court: Riverhead janitor and drug dealer pleads guilty in drunk driving case


A former Riverhead school janitor who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a East End drug ring has now pleaded guilty to an unrelated drunk driving charge, a town court official said.

Troy Trent, 42, of Riverhead pleaded guilty in May to driving while intoxicated, stemming from a crash in March 2011, according to Riverhead Town Justice Court.

Mr. Trent, who worked at Pulaski Street School, was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Northville Turnpike and fled the scene on foot early March 6. He was found by police shortly after the accident and was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was barred from all Riverhead School District grounds after the accident and resigned from his position at Pulaski Street School three months later.

The former janitor was sentenced to three years probation and a $1,000 fine on July 24, according to the courts.

Mr. Trent, also known as “Troy-T,” was arrested last year after investigators with the East End Drug Task Force said he sold powdered and crack cocaine. He, along with another Riverhead man, were charged with second-degree conspiracy.

In March, Mr. Trent pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy, a lesser charge.

He will serve 3 1/2 years in prison with 18 months of post-release supervision, a more rigorous probation, said District Attorney spokesman Robert Clifford.

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