On January 13, 2013, the Boscobel Police Department was notified
of an apparent drug overdose of Jordan Faulkner, 18 of Boscobel. An autopsy revealed that Jordan died of a morphine overdose.
A yearlong investigation by the Boscobel Police, The Richland Iowa Grant Drug Task Force, and the Dept. of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation has culminated in the arrests and Federal Indictments of:
Craig D. Bellis, 33, Boscobel, WI
Mary E. Grant, 63, Boscobel
Brent A. “Tony” Venglish, 46, Boscobel
Thomas A. Kussmaul, 24, Boscobel
The above individuals who are all charged with Distribution of controlled substance, Morphine, a scheduled II controlled substance.
Grant, Venglish, Kussmaul, were arrested on 1-9-14 and transported to the U.S. Marshall’s office in Madison, WI to await their initial appearance. Bellis is currently in the Grant County Jail on unrelated charges.
This is an ongoing investigation with more charges expected. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrests.