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Drug Scandal Rocks Wisconsin Golf Club

An elementary school principal and former football coach are accused of using the clubhouse as a drug bazaar.


Groundskeeper Carl takes a hit.

By Mike Guy


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The tiny Wisconsin burg of Antigo is engulfed in a golf-and-drug scandal that has lead to the suspension of the elementary school principal and implicated former members of the coaching staff of the well regarded local football program. According to the Wisconsin Rapids Herald, the Bass Lake Country Club has been used this winter as a meeting place for local men to buy, sell and smoke marijuana. The club, which is carved into the large pine forests that border the Nicolet National Forest to the northeast of Wausau, is closed for the off-season. Reportedly, the group of men, who are all in their 40s and 50s, bought and sold marijuana, often smoking  it before playing rounds of golf. The investigation by the Langlade County Sheriff's Department also found that players purchased cocaine dozens of times.

Bass Lake was a hotbed. Former football coach John Lund was accused in court documents of selling the weed, and a local drug dealer named Jim Hunter was arrested last week. "It is that Hunter estimated selling cocaine three or four times a year to the Bass Lake Country Club guys over the past three years," the filing says. "It totals about 18 to 24 deliveries of cocaine to the Bass Lake Country Club."

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