Stanwood man gets federal prison for selling fentanyl on dark web

In 2013, Christerfer Frick was sentenced to nine years for trafficking drugs. He began selling online upon his release in 2020.

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STANWOOD — After serving a nearly decade-long sentence for drug trafficking, a Stanwood man was sentenced again Friday to over 10 years in federal prison for selling on the dark web.

Christerfer Frick, 49, pleaded guilty in January to one count of possession of heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute. In 2013, Frick was sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a trafficking ring that pushed large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and guns.

Months after his release in December 2019, Frick started selling drugs online again out of his Stanwood home. Authorities arrested Frick in May 2021 following a weeks-long investigation.

Frick appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle this week. He faced a minimum of 10 years of prison under federal law.

“The fact that you immediately turned to drug dealing shortly after release from prison indicates the court needs to protect the community,” Judge Richard Jones reportedly said at his sentencing in Seattle on Friday.

While on federal supervised release in late 2020, Frick made an agreement with a co-conspirator to distribute heroin, fentanyl and meth, court documents say.

In April 2021, a federal agent went undercover to order heroin on the dark web, according to court documents. Law enforcement soon received a parcel containing fentanyl and heroin. Postal records showed it was first scanned in Granite Falls.

In the following weeks, agents received 20 more parcels containing “M30” pills resembling oxycodone, all deposited at the Granite Falls Post Office, court papers say. Investigators traced the packages back to Frick.

Agents raided Frick’s home on a search warrant in May 2021. They recovered over a kilogram of fentanyl, 941 grams of heroin, and 545 grams of mixed controlled substances in an unlocked safe in the garage, court documents say.

“Indeed, he stored large amounts of deadly drugs in a home he shared with two small children, leaving them accessible to these children or their friends with potentially tragic consequences,” U.S. Attorney Tessa Gorman said in court.

During an interview with police, Frick said he bought his products from a source in the Mexican drug cartel. This was Frick’s third federal felony conviction. In court documents, Gorman wrote Frick has been on a “crime spree” for three decades.

“The only thing that has stopped Frick from committing crimes is custody,” Gorman wrote.

Maya Tizon: 425-339-3434; maya.tizon@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @mayatizon.

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