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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boscobel Woman Sentenced For Distributing Morphine

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mary Grant, 63, Boscobel, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to six months of home confinement, two years of probation, and 20 hours of community service for distributing morphine.  Grant pleaded guilty to this charge on January 29, 2014.

Grant sold nine morphine pills on three occasions in March 2013 to a confidential informant working with the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.  The purchases from Grant were part of ongoing investigation into morphine distribution in the Boscobel area. 

Information developed during the investigation demonstrated that Grant distributed additional amounts of morphine between August 2011 and March 2013. The defendant’s recommended sentencing range under the federal sentencing guidelines was for 18 to 24 months in prison. 

The charge against Grant was the result of an investigation by the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; and Boscobel Police Department.  The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz. 

Updated July 14, 2015