Elderly Couple Found With 60 Pounds of Marijuana

By The Associated Press

YORK, Neb. — An elderly couple who was arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck told officers that the drugs were meant to be Christmas presents.

The York News-Times reports the couple were arrested Tuesday by the York County Sheriff’s Department after they were stopped for a traffic violation.

Officers found the bags of marijuana in the Toyota Tacoma driven by the 80-year-old man and 83-year-old woman. They said they were driving from California to Vermont.

Lt. Paul Vrbka with the sheriff’s department said the marijuana was seized and it is estimated that the street value is $336,000.

According to BH News Service, the suspects were named as 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 83-year-old wife Barbara Jiron. They said they were from Clearlake Oaks, California, and were headed for Vermont.

The couple was being held in York County jail on suspicion of felony drug charges.

The Associated Press