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Janitor arrested in supposed cocaine conspiracy

February 25, 2011

RIVERHEAD, NY — The lawyer for a Pulaski Street School janitor arrested in connection with an alleged three-man cocaine ring in Riverhead is saying his client was only a bit player in the alleged operation, according to the Riverhead News Review.

"It seems to me that [Troy Trent] was a really low person on the totem pole. He is not what I would call a principal in this alleged drug scheme," said attorney Fred Fisher.

The janitor is only accused of selling half an ounce of cocaine, the article stated.

Trent was arraigned last Wednesday in Suffolk Criminal Court on a second-degree conspiracy charge and was released on $25,000 bail; he was arrested February 4 after an East End Drug Task Force investigation that began in January 2010, the article noted.

According to the article, though he has not been fired, Trent has since been barred from all Riverhead School District grounds.

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