Elderly couple told cops 60 pounds of marijuana was for 'Christmas presents'

An Elderly Couple Reportedly Got Caught With 60 Pounds Of Marijuana & Said It Was For

Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife, Barbara Jiron, 83, were stopped by York County Sheriff's deputies for failing to signal and crossing the center line. The York News-Times, a local newspaper, said they were arrested on Interstate 80, near the town of Bradshaw. Police immediately noticed the "strong odor of raw marijuana", the York News Times reports, and promptly found 60 (!) pounds and $336,000-worth ($336,000!) of pot in the auto.

A canine unit was called in and the dog alerted to the presence of a controlled substance, so deputies searched the vehicle and found the marijuana in boxes inside the bed of the truck. The twosome were released on bail but face felony charges. The department estimated the street value of the pot at over $300,000.

The couple told sheriff's officials that they planned to make stops in Boston and Vermont to distribute the marijuana to family and friends as Christmas gifts. Barbara was not arrested, but Patrick was. No set court date for the Jirons has yet been reported.

While multiple states have legalized marijuana, Nebraska has not.

In fact, it's illegal to possess marijuana at all in Nebraska.

In California, it is legal to possess up to 28 1/2 grams of marijuana for recreational use. Those who are qualified for medical marijuana have more leeway, but can still possess just eight ounces of weed at one time.

These options may not be quite as impressive as $336,000 of raw weed, but hey, it's the thought that counts.

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