There’s a reason we love Grandma and Grandpa so much. When it comes to Christmas time, grandparents are out there, making sure Santa brings the young people in the family a gift they’d really like for Christmas. In the case of this elderly couple, it seems breaking the law was but a small price to pay to save Christmas. Nebraska officers arrested the couple (both in their eighties) after finding 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck during a traffic stop, according to the York County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies pulled over 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and 83-year-old Barbara Jiron, both of Clearlake Oaks, California, after they noticed the couples’ vehicle crossing the center line and the driver turning without signaling, according to the York News-Times.
A strong smell of marijuana wafted from the Toyota Tacoma, and, with the help of a police dog, deputies found the roughly $330,000 worth of pot in the pickup, authorities said. The weight of the stash came in at roughly 60 pounds.
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While being questioned, the couple told deputies they were headed to Vermont, and “the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” according to a police report.
Deputies took Patrick and Barbara Jiron into custody on felony charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug stamp, according to the paper.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard some memorable one-liners at traffic stops. Earlier this year, a man was stopped by police for speeding and was found with a lot more than 60 pounds of marijuana. More like 3,100 pounds. He told the police, ‘it’s just a little, I can throw it out.”
With this elderly couple’s Christmas present truly out of commission, it looks like there’s going to be some disappointed friends and family members this year. Evidently, even Santa has to answer to the police.