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Elderly couple said 60 pounds of pot was for Christmas presents

Elderly couple said 60 pounds of pot was for Christmas presents”

An elderly couple in Nebraska seemed to have stress relief on the mind when they were busted by police at a traffic stop with boxes and boxes of some very unusual Christmas shipping-high-grade marijuana.

According to NPR, 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and 83-year-old Barbara Jiron, who said they were from northern California, had stashed 60 pounds of marijuana and well as multiple containers of concentrated THC.

The Jirons are from California and told authorities they were driving to Vermont. They were simply spreading holiday cheer, they told authorities.

"They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents", Lt. Paul Vrbka of the York County Sheriff's Department said. Patrick admitted to having cannabis in the truck and consented to a vehicle search, the sheriff's department said.

In fact, it's illegal to possess marijuana at all in Nebraska.

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Though many states have legalized marijuana to varying degrees, Nebraska is not among them.

In 2015, Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, called the substance "a risky drug", writing in a column: "As the use of marijuana has been legalized in some states, including our neighbor Colorado, we have been able to observe the impact the legalization of marijuana has had not only in their state, but as well as our own".

The department estimated the pounds of green were worth over $300,000. He posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond and has been released from jail.

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