Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says

It's alleged the couple planned to give about 30kg of marijuana as gifts for Christmas. Source York County Sheriff's Department

With that being said, these two geezers from California who told police the 60 pounds of weed they found in their truck was for Christmas presents have to be the greatest grandparents in the history of mankind.

Authorities say Patrick Jiron, 83, and his wife, Barbara, 80, were pulled over in York, Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Jiron told the police they were traveling from their home state of California to Vermont, with a planned pit stop in Boston, and meant to distribute the drugs to family and friends as Christmas gifts.

York County, Nebraska sheriff's deputies stopped the couple on Tuesday after observing the Jirons' vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, failing to signal a turn and driving left of the center lane, according to a police report.

After the stop, deputies said they smelled marijuana coming from the pickup.

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Patrick was arrested and booked into the York County Jail.

"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.

The couple said they were heading to Vermont.

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.

Though many states have legalized marijuana to varying degrees, Nebraska is not among them. He posted bond and was released from jail.

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