An elderly couple driving through rural Nebraska had a surprise for the police officer when they were pulled over....60 pounds of marijuana.
80-year old Patrick Jiron, and his 83-year old wife Barbara were pulled over Tuesday during a traffic stop by deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Department along Interstate 80. The cops smelled “raw” marijuana and conducted a probable cause search and discovered the weed in boxes in the pickup topper.
What reason did the couple give to authorities on why they had so much pot? It was going to be Christmas presents. They were simply spreading holiday cheer! Yeah, that would do it!
The Jirons were driving from California to Vermont, and taken in on charges including possession with the intent to distribute. While multiple states have legalized marijuana, Nebraska has not.
Authorities estimated that the marijuana was worth about $336,000.