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Marijuana for Christmas? Elderly Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds for Gifts

Marijuana for Christmas? Elderly Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds for Gifts

Or, well, maybe a lot greener, considering police reportedly seized about 60 pounds of marijuana, which the elderly couple, 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and 83-year-old Barbara Jiron, told cops they meant to give as Christmas presents, according to the York News-Times.

Law enforcement officers in Nebraska arrested Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Traveling from California to Vermont to deliver the holiday herb, Patrick Jiron was pulled over by York County sheriff's deputies on Interstate 80 after reportedly failing to signal and driving over the center line. When the police approached, they smelled "the strong odor of raw marijuana" wafting off the couple's pickup truck. The county's K9 unit alerted deputies to the possibility of pot in the truck, and a search ensued. When they looked under the pickup topper, deputies found 60 pounds of marijuana, as well as multiple containers of concentrated THC.




Barbara was not arrested, but Patrick was - he's now out on bond. "'Christmas presents'" was the explanation, Lieutenant Paul Vrbka confirmed. The couple told police that they were transporting "Christmas presents". Nebraska punishes possession of up to one ounce with a $300 citation but the sale of any amount is a felony.

Don't drive around 60 pounds worth of marijuana in a state where it's illegal.

Though many states have legalized marijuana to varying degrees, Nebraska is not among them.

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