What was speculated to be a dope Christmas reward landed one aged couple behind bars.
Patrick Jiron, 80, and his spouse Barbara Jiron, 83, had been arrested in Nebraska on Tuesday after York County deputies found a mountain of marijuana hidden of their Toyota Tacoma.
Lt. Paul Vrbka advised the York Information-Occasions that deputies pulled over the couple after the driving force was seen driving over the middle line and failing to sign.
Vrbka stated the scent of uncooked marijuana coming from the automotive was robust, and a search of the automobile turned up 60 kilos of high-grade weed. Its estimated avenue worth is alleged to be greater than $330,000.
The couple, of Clearlake Oaks, California, gave deputies a moderately attention-grabbing excuse as to why they had been allegedly touring with medication.
“They stated the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Vrbka stated.
The husband and spouse duo additionally stated they did not comprehend it was unlawful to move marijuana in Nebraska and had been headed for Vermont.
Patrick was booked on the York County Jail on costs of possession of marijuana with the intent to ship and having no drug tax stamp. He was launched after posting 10 % of his $100,000 bond.
His spouse was cited however not taken to jail on account of “some medical points,” Vrbka stated.