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Husband, 83, wife, 80, wanted to give more than $300,000 worth of weed as Christmas gifts

By: Sean Rossman, USA TODAY
December 23, 2017 Updated: December 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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Nebraska sheriff's deputies found 60 bags of marijuana in the truck of an elderly California couple on Tuesday. The couple said they were planning to give the weed out as Christmas gifts. (Photo: York County Sheriff's Department)

An elderly California couple caught with more than $300,000 worth of marijuana during a cross-country road trip told authorities they wanted to give the pot out as Christmas gifts.

Patrick Jiron, 83, and his wife Barbara Jiron, 80, told sheriff's deputies in Nebraska they had planned to give out the $300,000 of marijuana they had to friends and family. (Photo: York County Sheriff's Department) 

Patrick Jiron, 83, and his wife Barbara Jiron, 80, were both cited for marijuana possession during a Tuesday traffic stop in York County, Nebraska.

York County deputies pulled the couple over after spotting their 2016 Toyota Tacoma driving over the center line and failing to signal on Interstate 80.

Nebraska sheriff's deputies found 60 bags of marijuana in the truck of an elderly California couple on Tuesday. The couple said they were planning to give the weed out as Christmas gifts. (Photo: York County Sheriff's Department).

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