YORK, Nebraska — Ho, ho, ho, don’t harsh my mellow — it’s Christmas.
An elderly couple driving from California to Vermont were stopped with more than 60 pounds of high-grade marijuana in their car which they claim they intended to give away as Christmas presents to the their friends.
The York County Sheriff’s office says Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, were stopped Tuesday after their car drifted over the centerline and officers were immediately hit with the pungent smell of weed.
A search of the vehicle turned up boxes and boxes of weed in the back of the couple’s pickup, the York News-Times reported. Investigators estimated the pot had a street value of approximately $336,000.
“They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Lt. Paul Vrbka said.
The couple, who live in Clearlake Oaks, California, were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.