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Elderly US couple caught with 27 Kg Marijuana; says 'was for Xmas presents'

Even though a couple of states, including California have legalized the drug for recreational use, pot is illegal in Nebraska

ANI  |  Washington D.C. 

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In a shocker, an elderly United States' couple have been caught with around 27 kilograms of which they said they planned to give as gifts.

Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, who were from northern California, were en route to Vermont.

Several media reports stated that the couple was allegedly pulled over by police in Nebraska, about midway through their trip, for traffic violations. The police smelled a pungent odor originating from their pickup truck.

They told police that the pot were intended as presents.

"They said the was for presents," Sheriff's Lt. Paul Vrbka told the York News-Times.

The Jirons now face felony charges of possession of with the intent to deliver.

Even though a couple of states, including California have legalized the drug for recreational use, pot is in

Authorities estimated that the marijuana was worth about $336 000.

First Published: Sat, December 23 2017. 10:43 IST
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