A Frederick man convicted after selling drugs that led to a fatal overdose has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Tracy Lamont Frost was sentenced Wednesday by Frederick County Circuit Judge Julie Stevenson Solt. Frost, 46, pleaded guilty in June to narcotics distribution and narcotics distribution conspiracy.

Frederick County Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Swanson prosecuted the case against Frost.

Frost’s arrest in November 2017 came as the result of investigation begun after a 24-year-old Frederick man died after ingesting a mixture of fentanyl and heroin.

The man’s parents found him dead Sept. 28 in their home in the 200 block of East Second Street in Frederick. Detective Scott Grigsby read messages on the man’s cellphone that showed he had coordinated a drug buy with two men later identified as Frost and Antonio Maurice Little.

Undercover officers working with an informant arranged to purchase drugs from Frost and Little. The two men sold $60 worth of suspected heroin to undercover officers, according to court documents.

In July, Little entered an Alford plea of guilt, which means he maintains he is innocent but accepts that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to secure a conviction. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 28, according to online court records.

Solt sentenced to Frost on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for the heroin distribution charge and another 20 years for the conspiracy charge. In the latter sentence, Solt suspended all but five years.

Solt gave Frost credit for the time he has served in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center since Nov. 12, 2017.

Frost will also be subject to five years of supervised probation after his release.

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(6) comments

Scott_grimes1

At some point, we have to start holding the users accountable as well. (In this case he did pay the price). All these people wanting to legalize pot in order to tax it. Ask a heroin addict what their first illicit drug was. None I have asked said they ran out and did heroin first thing. Pills or pot was generally the answer. If these drugs are as addictive as they appear, going after dealers, well, you do have to do that too, but it isn't going to stop the use. We need to rethink strategy top to bottom.

KellyAlzan

Really, she suspended all but 5 years? Not tough enough. Disappointing.

Dwasserba

"Solt sentenced to (sic) Frost on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for the heroin distribution charge and another 20 years for the conspiracy charge. In the latter sentence, Solt suspended all but five years." The *latter* sentence.

marylandmirage

Still not enough time, in my opinion. Way back when he was the “baby daddy” of one child and the boyfriend of a different woman than the mother of the baby. The girlfriend murdered both the infant and the mother because she was jealous. She is now in prison for life (search Sonya Daniels). He certainly chooses some rough people to hang with.

KellyAlzan

Exactly.

And to the others, yes I read, hence my comment. It’s nice you don’t have any issue with drug dealers

Seren75

What does that have to do with this?

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