Elderly couple told cops 60 pounds of marijuana was for 'Christmas presents'

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Patrick Jiron was placed in York County Jail.

York County Sheriff's deputies pulled 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and 70-year-old Barbara Jiron from Clearlake Oaks, California, over when they noticed the truck crossing the center line and the driver not signaling for a turn.

Vrbka said the couple told police they were traveling to Vermont from Clearlake Oaks, California, and meant to according to WOWT. The sheriff's office initially reported incorrect ages for the couple, the York News Times said.

A routine traffic stop in York County, Nebraska, on Tuesday turned out to be anything but routine.

An elderly couple traveling from California to Vermont had an interesting excuse for the 60 pounds of pot deputies found in their vehicle in Nebraska.

Mr Jiron was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and having no drug tax stamp, according to the newspaper, which said he had been released after posting 10% of his $100,000 bond.

But the Jirons quickly 'fessed up: There was marijuana in the back of their pickup under a topper, Vrbka told the News Times. The marijuana was found in their truck as the police could smell the herb while conducting their regular security check as is the norm around the holidays. The department estimated the street value of the pot at over $300,000.

Barbara Jiron's age was initially reported to be 83, however, the sheriff department corrected that information.