Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts

Dec 23, 2017, 00:27
Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts

Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife Barbara, 83, were driving from California to Boston, Mass. and Vermont when they were pulled over Tuesday by sheriff deputies in York County, the outlet said, citing the York News-Times. That's according to the local newspaper, the News-Times. The truck reeked of raw marijuana, an officer said. Canine units were called and deputies found 60 pounds of high-grade marijuana. The twosome were released on bail but face felony charges.

The couple were stopped when the truck was spotted crossing the center line on Interstate 80 near Bradshaw, Neb., and the driver failed to use the turn signal, Vrbka said. They were charged with possession to deliver and no drug tax stamp. According to the paper, the marijuana was of such high grade the street value was likely around $336,000 (£251,000).

Barbara was not arrested, but Patrick was - he's now out on bond. No set court date for the Jirons has yet been reported.

Nebraska is one of several USA states where marijuana remains illegal - even for medical uses. The state, like many in the US, has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use. They told cops it was intended for Christmas presents. On July 1, Nevada joined seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use and became the first of four states that voted to legalize recreational sales in November's election to allow dispensaries to sell cannabis for recreational use to anyone over 21.

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