Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was intended for Christmas gifts

23 December, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • York County Sheriff’s Department

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. The York News-Times, a local newspaper, said they were arrested on Interstate 80, near the town of Bradshaw.

As police got closer to the vehicle they smelled a strong marijuana odor. Assisted by a dog from the canine unit, officers found 60 pounds of weed and multiple containers of concentrated THC in the back of the truck.

Taken into custody were Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83. Dealers found with drugs, that have not had their drug tax paid for, will face further charges - a way for the state to further punish dealers while making some revenue.

Nebraska is one of several U.S. states where marijuana remains illegal - even for medical uses.


The marijuana has an estimated street value of $336,000. The state, like many in the US, has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.

The couple said they were heading to Vermont. 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.

If you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, and you're hoping to gift yourself or your loved ones who love weed with green-themed Christmas presents this year, there are plenty of options that aren't going to garner you a felony charge.

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