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East End Drug Task Force Arrests Riverhead Man on Drug Sale Charges

Second East End Drug Task Force sweep in a week results in arrest of Riverhead man on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree.

Following an East End Drug Task Force investigation, a Riverhead man was arrested on Monday on drug sale charges.

According to Riverhead Police, Robert Trent of Riverhead was arrested shortly after noon, and charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree. It was the second East End Drug Task Force arrest in the area within the past week.

Trent, who is 22 years old according to court records, also faces previous charges of menacing in the second degree and harassment in the second degree, stemming from an incident which occurred in June 2011.

Following Monday's arrest, he was remanded to Suffolk County Jail and is due back in court on Friday.

A spokesman for District Attorney Thomas Spota said he could not comment on the case. However he added that the arrest was not tied to in relation to a heroin ring.

On March 6, officers with the . One person was charged misdemeanor drug possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and two others were given violations for unlawful possessison of marijuana.

The East End Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit funded by the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. The task force includes detectives, police offices, and law enforcement personnel from the New York State Police, New York State Parole the Suffolk County Police Department, District Attorney Detective-Investigators, East Hampton Town Police Department, East Hampton Village Police Department, Shelter Island Police Department, Southold Police Department, Riverhead Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, and the Suffolk County Department of Probation.


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