The Jirons may have more green Christmas spirit than anyone on the planet. The couple, both in their eighties, were stopped by police in Nebraska on their way from California to Vermont, to deliver 60 pounds of marijuana for the holidays.
The stories being reported of the massive amount of holiday marijuana gift giving happening this year is amazing and humorous at the same time. People are giving out marijuana infused barbecue sauce, spliffs and straight up bags of weed to family and loved ones.
An elderly couple apparently made that exact mistake this week. Cops in York, Nebraska, arrested an 80-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman for carrying around 60 pounds of marijuana in the back of their pickup truck, the York New-Times reports.
Either the senior citizens have a lot of friends or they were really feeling the gift of giving this year, because they swear that the $336,000 worth of weed was all going to get wrapped up as Christmas gifts.
York County Sheriff’s Department deputies pulled over Patrick and Barbara Jiron on Tuesday for driving erratically. As the cops approached the Jirons’ truck, they immediately caught a whiff of weed and opted to search the vehicle.
When they did, they discovered bags and bags —and at least one old cheddar cheese ball container—full of marijuana.
The Jirons reportedly told the officers that they were on the road from Clearlake Oaks, California, and headed to Vermont for the holidays to dole out nugs to friends and family like a pair of green-thumbed Santas.
“They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Lieutenant Paul Vrbka told the New-Times.
Maybe the Jirons were simply using Christmas as an excuse to police and really planned on selling the cannabis in Vermont once they got there. However, that is a long drive for people in their eighties and Vermont may legalize recreational marijuana in just a few weeks more time. Do you think the Jirons were really giving away 60 pounds of marijuana for the holidays?
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