Elderly couple tell Nebraska deputies 60 pounds of pot for Christmas gifts

YORK, Nebraska — Nebraska Deputies confiscated 60 pounds of marijuana Tuesday from an elderly couple during a traffic stop, according to the York County Sheriff’s Department.

A Toyota Tacoma driven by Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., was pulled over by York County Sheriff’s deputies on Interstate 80 when it went over the center line without signaling, the York News-Times reports.

The couple told investigators the large stash was intended to be divided up and given away as Christmas presents, reports say.

A strong smell of raw marijuana was coming from the truck and after a K9 unit was brought in, boxes of pot were found inside the pickup topper.

The marijuana was valued at about $330,000, authorities say. The couple reportedly was headed to Vermont.

According to the Associated Press, Patrick Jiron was being held in York County jail on suspicion of felony drug charges. Barbara Jion was cited for a lesser charge.