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The first of two Langlade County residents charged with providing the heroin that killed a Forest County man in January 2018 will spend at least 15 years in prison.

Heather A. Bazille-Grisius, 32, Pearson, learned her sentences last week in Forest County court. The most severe sentence of 25 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System , divided into 15 years of initial confinement and 10 years of extended supervision, is for her conviction on a charge of second degree reckless homicide. Three shorter sentences are ordered to run concurrently: 12 and 1/2 years for a conviction on possession with intent to deliver narcotics and 10 years each for convictions on delivery of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin as a party to a crime.

Bazille-Grisius entered the no contest pleas on the four felony charges on May 24, but sentencing was delayed as a pre-sentence investigation was prepared. Five further charges in the Forest County case were dismissed or dismissed but read into the record: first degree recklessly endangering safety, a second count of possesion with intent to deliver narcotics, possession of cocaine, possession of THC, and felony bail jumping. Five of the counts carried a use of a dangerous weapon enhancement.

Earlier this week, the Langlade County charges against Bazille-Grisius were dismissed in the wake of her Forest County sentencing, as part of plea negotiations. Those charges included maintaining a drug trafficking place, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession with intent to deliver THC, and possession of cocaine.

According to the Langlade County complaint, deputies from both counties executed a search warrant at a Riverside Road residence in the town of Ainsworth on the afternoon of Jan. 25, 2018. The warrant was obtained based on information relating to Bazille-Grisius delivering heroin to an individual who overdosed and died in Forest County on Jan. 20.

Witnesses said they saw the victim use heroin, then slump over. The witnesses further informed that they saw Heather Bazille-Grisius and Joseph Grisius deliver heroin to the victim numerous times over the previous several months. The two were apprehended, and during the booking process, Bazille-Grisius was found to be in possession of five grams of marijuana, 11 Oxycodone pills, and four gem bags containing heroin.

During the search on Jan. 25, deputies located numerous items of evidentiary value, included but not limited to: 19 jewel bags with white residue that tested positive for cocaine in a metal safe, three marijuana pipes and two baggies of suspected marijauna, as well as a digital scale in the living room.

The search also uncovered numerous jewel bags, another glass pipe, and Naloxone and Narcan, both of which are used to treat individuals overdosing on opiates, in the kitchen. In a bedroom, they found a glass jar and five baggies of suspected marijuana, several more glass pipes, a jewel bag with heroin, and a prescription bottle containing 28 Oxycodone pills.

In the bathroom, deputies found a metal cup with a cotton swab inside of it that tested positive for heroin and another jewel bag of marijuana.

Joseph Grisius faces similar sets of charges in both Forest and Langlade counties. Both cases remain open and Grisius remains in custody in the Langlade County jail.

In the Forest County case, Grisius is subject to a $15,000 cash bond. At a preliminary hearing on Sept. 26, a judge found probable cause to bind the case over for trial, after which Grisius entered not guilty pleas on all counts. That case is now scheduled for a final pre-trial hearing on Nov. 13.

In the Langlade County case, Grisius is subject to a $3,000 cash bond. In his last hearing on Aug. 21, his attorney argued for a bond reduction, which was denied. The case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Thursday.
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Prison term for woman linked to 2018 drug death in Forest County
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The first of two Langlade County residents charged with providing the heroin that killed a Forest County man in January 2018 will spend at least 15 years in prison.

Heather A. Bazille-Grisius, 32, Pearson, learned her sentences last week in Forest County court. The most severe sentence of 25 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System , divided into 15 years of initial confinement and 10 years of extended supervision, is for her conviction on a charge of second degree reckless homicide. Three shorter sentences are ordered to run concurrently: 12 and 1/2 years for a conviction on possession with intent to deliver narcotics and 10 years each for convictions on delivery of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin as a party to a crime.

Bazille-Grisius entered the no contest pleas on the four felony charges on May 24, but sentencing was delayed as a pre-sentence investigation was prepared. Five further charges in the Forest County case were dismissed or dismissed but read into the record: first degree recklessly endangering safety, a second count of possesion with intent to deliver narcotics, possession of cocaine, possession of THC, and felony bail jumping. Five of the counts carried a use of a dangerous weapon enhancement.

Earlier this week, the Langlade County charges against Bazille-Grisius were dismissed in the wake of her Forest County sentencing, as part of plea negotiations. Those charges included maintaining a drug trafficking place, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession with intent to deliver THC, and possession of cocaine.

According to the Langlade County complaint, deputies from both counties executed a search warrant at a Riverside Road residence in the town of Ainsworth on the afternoon of Jan. 25, 2018. The warrant was obtained based on information relating to Bazille-Grisius delivering heroin to an individual who overdosed and died in Forest County on Jan. 20.

Witnesses said they saw the victim use heroin, then slump over. The witnesses further informed that they saw Heather Bazille-Grisius and Joseph Grisius deliver heroin to the victim numerous times over the previous several months. The two were apprehended, and during the booking process, Bazille-Grisius was found to be in possession of five grams of marijuana, 11 Oxycodone pills, and four gem bags containing heroin.

During the search on Jan. 25, deputies located numerous items of evidentiary value, included but not limited to: 19 jewel bags with white residue that tested positive for cocaine in a metal safe, three marijuana pipes and two baggies of suspected marijauna, as well as a digital scale in the living room.

The search also uncovered numerous jewel bags, another glass pipe, and Naloxone and Narcan, both of which are used to treat individuals overdosing on opiates, in the kitchen. In a bedroom, they found a glass jar and five baggies of suspected marijuana, several more glass pipes, a jewel bag with heroin, and a prescription bottle containing 28 Oxycodone pills.

In the bathroom, deputies found a metal cup with a cotton swab inside of it that tested positive for heroin and another jewel bag of marijuana.

Joseph Grisius faces similar sets of charges in both Forest and Langlade counties. Both cases remain open and Grisius remains in custody in the Langlade County jail.

In the Forest County case, Grisius is subject to a $15,000 cash bond. At a preliminary hearing on Sept. 26, a judge found probable cause to bind the case over for trial, after which Grisius entered not guilty pleas on all counts. That case is now scheduled for a final pre-trial hearing on Nov. 13.

In the Langlade County case, Grisius is subject to a $3,000 cash bond. In his last hearing on Aug. 21, his attorney argued for a bond reduction, which was denied. The case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Thursday.
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