Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was for Christmas presents

Saul Bowman
December 23, 2017

Barbara is the second defendant, and was "cited in the case but was not jailed 'due to some medical issues,'" Vrbka told the York News-Times. The couple told police that they were transporting "Christmas presents". When officers said they smelled marijuana, the couple admitted they were carrying contraband.

While being questioned, the couple told deputies they were headed to Vermont, and "the marijuana was for Christmas presents", according to a police report.

The deputies launched a search that turned up almost 60 pounds of marijuana, stored in boxes inside the car's pickup topper, with a street value of around $336,000. No set court date for the Jirons has yet been reported.

After approaching the vehicle and catching scent of a peculiar and "strong" odor, they deferred to a sniffer dog from their canine unit, which immediately alerted them to a controlled substance somewhere in the auto, local news site York News-Times reported.


When asked about the Jirons' custody status by the Washington Post, authorities simply replied, "they're not here". The state, like many in the US, has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.

Authorities reportedly saw the Toyota Tacoma's driver fail to signal and noticed the truck drift over the center line of the road.

In California, it is legal to possess up to 28 1/2 grams of marijuana for recreational use. The twosome were released on bail but face felony charges.

These options may not be quite as impressive as $336,000 of raw weed, but hey, it's the thought that counts.

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