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Boscobel residents charged with distribution of morphine
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Four Boscobel residents have been charged with the illegal distribution of morphine in connection with the Jan. 13, 2013 fatal overdose of an 18-year-old Boscobel man.

The year-long investigation by the Boscobel Police Department, Richland Iowa Grant Drug Task Force and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation culminated in the arrests and federal indictments of the following individuals: Mary E. Grant, 63; Brent A. “Tony” Venglish, 46; and Thomas A. Kussmaul, 24. Craig D. Bellis, 33, was already in the Grant County Jail on unrelated charges when the new charge was announced.

All four have been charged with distribution of a controlled substance, morphine, a schedule II narcotic. An autopsy revealed that Jordan Faulkner, 18, died of a morphine overdose on Jan. 13, 2013.

Grant, Venglish and Kussmaul were arrested on Jan. 9 and transported to the U.S. Marshall’s office in Madison to await their initial appearance. This is an ongoing investigation, with more charges expected. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the arrests, which took place last Thursday in Boscobel between 1:22 and 2:01 p.m.