Cops Find $300000 Worth of "Christmas" Pot in Elderly Couple's Truck

Dec 23, 2017, 00:53
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An elderly couple there told the York County, Nebraska Sheriff's Department that some sixty pounds of pot they had in their possession was on its way to be distributed as "Christmas presents".

Photo provided by the York County, Nebraska sheriff's department shows the marijuana recovered from a truck driven by Patrick and Barbara Jiron of Clearlake Oaks, California, during a traffic stop.

"They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents", Lt. Vrbka noted.

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It all started when deputies observed a 2016 Toyota Tacoma failing to signal a turn and driving left of the center line and conducted a traffic stop, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

"Either the senior citizens have a lot of friends or they were really feeling the gift of giving this year, because they swear that the $336,000 worth of weed was all going to get wrapped up as Christmas gifts", snarked Vice. Canine units were called and deputies found 60 pounds of high-grade marijuana.

According to a report from NPR, they were heading to Boston and Vermont.

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The pair were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp, which is required by Nebraska state law, NPR said.

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

When asked about the Jirons' custody status by the Washington Post, authorities simply replied, "they're not here". Patrick has since been released on bond.

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