Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was for presents

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YORK, Neb. (AP) – 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 83-year-old man, identified as Patrick Jiron, and 80-year-old woman. They said they were driving from California to Vermont.

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

The drugs have a street value of more than $300,000.

Patrick Jiron. (York County Sheriff's Office)

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