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

York County Sheriff’s Department

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.

Sheriff's deputies took in Patrick and his wife, Barbara Jiron, where they face felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.

"They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents", Lt. Paul Vrbka told the York News-Times.

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. 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. The county's K9 unit alerted deputies to the possibility of pot in the truck, and a search ensued. That's when deputies found the cannabis, along with several containers of concentrated THC.




Vrbka said the Jirons told authorities "they didn't know it was illegal to transport marijuana in Nebraska".

The deputies launched a search that turned up almost 60 pounds of marijuana, stored in boxes inside the car's pickup topper, with a street value of around $336,000. While multiple states have legalized marijuana, Nebraska has not.

When asked about the Jirons' custody status by the Washington Post, authorities simply replied, "they're not here".

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