FREDERICK – Antonio Little, 44, of Frederick, MD appeared for sentencing today in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland for the charge of distribution of heroin. The Honorable William R. Nicklas, Jr., concurring with the State’s recommended sentence, ordered Mr. Little to serve 25 years of incarceration in the Division of Correction.
On September 28, 2017, the Frederick Police Department responded to a residence on East Second Street in downtown Frederick for a suspected fatal drug overdose. The scene indicated that the male victim had ingested heroin. A subsequent autopsy revealed that he had died of a mixed drug intoxication, including heroin and fentanyl. The Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit opened an investigation into the matter. Investigators were able to confirm that Antonio Little and his codefendant, Tracy Frost, had conspired to supply heroin to the victim the night before. Mr. Little was the point of connection – he knew the overdose victim and communicated with him to set up the purchase of heroin. Mr. Little and his codefendant both were present and took part in the distribution on September 27, 2017. Mr. Little plead guilty to distribution of heroin on July 17, 2018.
The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen K. Swanson.
J. Charles Smith, III
State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland