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.