Federal judge sentences Modesto man selling meth online as ‘DrFrosty’

A Modesto man accused of selling methamphetamine online using the vendor name “DrFrosty” has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison.

Omar Isho, 37, on Aug. 8 pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of meth. Thursday, U.S. District Judge Morrison England sentenced Isho, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced in a news release.

A federal grand jury on June 6 issued the five-count indictment against Isho, who initially was charged with distributing meth and possessing meth with intent to distribute the drug.

Isho was arrested May 23 in connection with this case after prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against him. The grand jury indictment superseded the criminal complaint.

Federal prosecutors have said Isho sold meth on “darknet marketplaces” such as the Dream Market, Empire Market and Silk Road 3.1, and he used the online vendor name “DrFrosty.”

Federal agents conducted undercover purchases of meth from DrFrosty’s online accounts. Prosecutors have said surveillance and postal records linked Isho to mailing packages, which contained meth hidden inside jigsaw puzzle boxes.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force, a group of investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Quinn Hochhalter prosecuted the case.

This story was originally published October 25, 2019 7:29 AM.

Rosalio Ahumada writes news stories about criminal court cases in Stanislaus County for The Modesto Bee, issues related to immigration and immigrant communities and breaking news related to crime and public safety. From time to time, he covers the Modesto City Council meetings. He has worked as a news reporter in the Northern San Joaquin Valley since 2004.
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