BANGOR — A Somerset County man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to six years in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and other illicit drugs, according to officials.

Jeffrey Frost, 40, of Cambridge was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor and will have four years of supervised release at the end of his prison term, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine said in an announcement to the news media.

Frost pleaded guilty in March to drug trafficking and other charges.

Frost conspired with others to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, cocaine base and methamphetamine in Penobscot County, federal prosecutors said in the announcement.

After obtaining the drugs, Frost provided them to a St. Albans man, Jason Lee Lary, to sell, prosecutors said. Investigators learned of Frost’s involvement through jailhouse calls between Frost and Lary.

Frost admitted in an interview he began supplying Lary with drugs shortly after they had met in 2021. The two were introduced by one of Frost’s customers, prosecutors said.

Investigators became aware of the conspiracy in April 2021 when the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop and Lary was found to be traveling with more than 50 grams of cocaine base, about 80 grams of a fentanyl mixture, approximately 40 grams of cocaine, almost 26 grams of methamphetamine and $4,250 in cash, prosecutors said in an earlier announcement to the news media.

Lary was sentenced in September 2022 to two years in prison and five years of supervised release in for his role in the conspiracy, according to officials.

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