ALTON, Ill.-- AP -- An Alton attorney is free on bond after being accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a home he owns.
Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 56-year-old Bradford Hunt with two felony counts of unlawful production of marijuana plants and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of marijuana.
The (Alton) Telegraph says police investigating a reported burglary at the house found two dozen marijuana plants in the basement, along with equipment used to grow the drug.
Hunt’s home telephone has been disconnected, and calls to his office on Tuesday morning went unanswered. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.
A quick traffic note. IDOT will close the McKinley Bridge this weekend.
Crews will close the bridge starting Friday at 10 PM. They will be cleaning the bridge's driving surface and applying a deck sealant. All work should be complete by 5 AM on Monday.
Traffic pain is on the way for some West County residents next month.
MoDOT will be closing one lane on Route 109 nightly starting the week of July 15. Crews will start the closures at 9 PM each night while the resurface the road between 44 and Route 100.
The work is scheduled to run into the fall and MoDOT encourages drivers to start looking for alternate routes now to be prepared for the closures.