Elderly couple arrested with 60 pounds of marijuana

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on December 26, 2017.

The authorities in Nebraska arrested an elderly couple after they were found in possession of 60 pounds of marijuana.

The accused, Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife, Barbara, 83, told deputies they were on their way to Vermont from California and the marijuana was intended to be given away as Christmas gifts.

As per information, the York County Sheriff’s department stopped the couple in a traffic stop.

Lt. Paul Vrbka of the York County Sheriff’s department revealed that the couple, both of Clearlake Oaks, California, were stopped when the couple were found crossing the center line and the driver turning without a signal in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

When intercepted, a strong smell of pot wafted from their vehicle. A canine unit was called in and the deputies searched the vehicle and found the marijuana in boxes stashed inside the bed of the Toyota Tacoma.

When asked about the possession of marijuana, the couple revealed they had planned to give it away as Christmas gifts. The estimated street value of the seized product is estimated at $336,000.

“They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents," Lt. Paul Vrbka told a local website.

The Jirons were taken to custody by the York County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.

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