Dreaming of a High Christmas: Couple in Their 80s Busted With 60 Pounds of Marijuana Claim It Was for ‘Christmas Presents,’ Cops Say


I want to know whose grandparents are these. Mostly so that they can be my grandparents, too, since they seem to be in the giving mood after police say they were busted with 60 pounds of marijuana they insisted was for “Christmas presents.”

Police arrested the couple, who are in their 80s, after saying they found the enormous stash in their truck during a traffic stop in Nebraska.

It all began when police noticed that the couple’s vehicle was crossing the center line and the driver was turning without signaling, the York News-Times reported. Deputies pulled over 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and 83-year-old Barbara Jiron, both originally from Clearlake Oaks, Calif., and were soon struck by the strong smell of weed coming from the couple’s Toyota Tacoma.


With the help of a police dog, deputies found some $330,000 worth of weed in the truck that had been put in boxes inside the pickup topper, authorities said. When the couple were being questioned about their impressive stash, they said that they were on their way to Vermont and that “the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” the police report noted.

All that to say, someone’s Christmas has definitely taken a sour turn. Obviously the pot was confiscated and the couple were taken into custody on felony charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug-tax stamp.

Read more at the York News-Times.

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Tomi Marchant

I love when pigs pose with the confiscated weed stashes like they just saved the fucking world.

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