2-year term for speed dealing elevator repairman

A Philadelphia elevator repairman who dealt crystal meth so he could afford his own $500 a day drug habit, was sentenced today to two years in federal prison.

Erik Todd Trovarello, 35, was nabbed distributing large quantities of methamphetamine out of a U-Haul storage facility on Washington Ave. in South Philadelphia.

DEA agents bought two packages of the drug from him before arresting him in May, said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. In August, the Philadelphia resident pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In addition to his prison term, Trovarello, who had faced more than four years, was ordered by Judge Petrese B. Tucker to pay a $1,500 fine and complete five years of supervised release.

Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com.

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