ALTON, Ill. – Authorities in Madison County say the owner of an Alton florist shop and three of his kids grew a lot more than flowers.
Jeffrey Izard, his 22-year-old daughter and his two sons, ages 24 and 30, were charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana with plans to deliver the drug. All are free on $15,000 bond.
Alton police and federal agents reportedly found marijuana and related growing equipment in the Izard apartment above Kinzel Flower Shop, as well as in a nearby house the father owned.
Jeffrey Izard says he made "a foolish mistake" and that he's generally been a good, law-abiding citizen.