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.
The couple was being held in York County jail on suspicion of felony drug charges.