An elderly couple who was arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck told officers that the drugs were meant to be Christmas presents.
The York News-Times reports the couple were arrested Tuesday by the York County Sheriff’s Department after they were stopped for a traffic violation.
Officers found the large bags of marijuana in the Toyota Tacoma driven by 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 70-year-old wife Barbara. (Officials initially gave her age as 83.) The couple told officials they were driving from California to Vermont.
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The couple was being held in York County jail on suspicion of felony drug charges.