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Stanwood, Washington repeat offender sentenced to 10+ years in prison for selling heroin and fentanyl over the dark web

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U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
Defendant, who just finished 9-year sentence for drug dealing, returned to the drug trade within months of release from prison

Seattle – A 49-year-old Stanwood, Washington, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 121 months in prison for possession of heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Christerfer Frick was arrested in May 2021 following an investigation into drug dealing on the dark web. At the time of his arrest, Frick was on supervised release for a nine-year prison sentence for drug dealing. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones said, “The fact that you immediately turned to drug dealing shortly after release from prison indicates the court needs to protect the community.”

“Mr. Frick delivered potentially deadly drugs to customers across the country, with little concern for the lives he damaged or destroyed,” said U.S. Attorney Gorman. “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.”

According to records filed in the case, Frick spent 2020 and early 2021, storing and mailing drugs to customers who ordered via the dark web. Frick sought out a drug supplier and stored as much as 50 pounds of controlled substances at a time. While he placed the drugs in a safe in the garage, he did not lock the safe, leaving it open for anyone – including his wife’s two young children – to access. At the time law enforcement searched the residence there was 2.7 kilos of heroin and fentanyl in the safe.

Frick conspired with another defendant who ran the dark web sales site. Frick stored and delivered the drugs to customers, either in person or through the mail.

This is Frick’s third federal felony conviction. As prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo, “Christerfer Frick has been on a crime spree that has lasted for over thirty years. He has dozens of convictions, including brandishing a firearm, eluding, escape, theft, harassment, forgery, counterfeiting, and drug trafficking. The only thing that has stopped Frick from committing crimes is custody…. After serving that nine-year sentence, Frick promptly sought out the dark web fentanyl and heroin network that led to the charges in this case.”

Due to the amount of drugs involved in this case, Frick faced a mandatory minimum ten years in prison, with additional time for violating his supervised release for the last prison sentence.

Following prison, Frick will be on five years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Investigation Service (USPIS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Martin and Mike Dion.


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated April 12, 2024

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