Cops: Couple Said $336K in Pot Was for Christmas Gifts

California pair arrested in Nebraska
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2017 7:21 AM CST
Tuesday's haul.   (York County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – Mr. and Mrs. Claus, is that you? An elderly California couple arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana told police Tuesday they were planning to give out the drugs as Christmas presents, reports KMBC. York authorities say they pulled over a Toyota Tacoma after the driver failed to signal and drove over the center line of the road. Inside the vehicle, they reportedly found Patrick and Barbara Jiron—80 and 83, respectively—and 60 pounds of high grade marijuana meant "for Christmas presents," to be delivered in Vermont. One official said the street value of the drugs was $336,000, per the York News-Times. The couple were booked at York County Jail on charges of felony drug possession. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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