ROCK ISLAND, Ill (KWQC) – A Rock Island man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on a conviction of distributing heroin resulting in a death. Phil Trent, 52, was sentenced to serve the time in federal prison on Thur. Nov. 3, 2016.
During his trial, evidence was presented by the government that Trent or co-conspirators distributed heroin to undercover agents on three specific occasions. The jury also convicted Trent for distribution of heroin that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Tyler Corzette. Two other defendants, Kyle Hull and Curtis Land, both pled guilty in May 2015, to their respective role in distributing the fatal dose of heroin to Corzette. Hull was sentenced to eight years and Land got 11 years.
The Rock Island Police Department, with assistance from the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group, investigated the charges.