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Elderly Christmas Cannabis Couple Arrested Again, Facing New Drug Charges

Patrick and Barbara Jiron were arrested in Nebraska final month while carrying 60 pounds of pot and again Tuesday on guess of transporting drug money.

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department around AP


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Patrick and Barbara Jiron were arrested in Nebraska final month while carrying 60 pounds of pot and again Tuesday on guess of transporting drug money.

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department around AP

An aged California integrate arrested in Nebraska before Christmas with 60 pounds of pot they reportedly told military was slated for holiday gifts are confronting uninformed charges after being arrested again Tuesday not distant away, this time outward Lincoln, on guess of carrying drug money.

Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife, Barbara, 70, of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., seemed during Lancaster County Court on Wednesday for a conference on charges of possessing $18,000 in drug money, reports The Lincoln Journal Star. They were liberated from jail on $2,500 bond a day earlier.

An profession for Patrick Jiron told a journal he did not nonetheless know how a integrate would beg and he was looking closely during a box to make certain military did not govern an bootleg search.

On Tuesday morning a Jirons were passengers in a car stopped for tailgating on Interstate 80 outward Lincoln, reports a Journal Star, citing a occurrence report.

The sheriff’s emissary wrote that an vague “reasonable, articulable guess was performed that rapist activity was afoot.”

A drug-sniffing dog afterwards led military to a trunk, where they found many of a income in a duffel bag along with traces of marijuana, according to a sheriff’s office.

On Dec. 19, 2017, a Jirons were stopped in circuitously York County with some $300,000 value of marijuana. They reportedly told military they were on their approach to Vermont with a idea of distributing a drugs as Christmas gifts and they didn’t know it was bootleg to ride pot by a state.

The latest detain could expel some doubt on a Christmas story.

“But now here we are, only weeks after we found them with all that high class pot they pronounced they designed to take to Vermont for Christmas gifts,” Lt. Paul Vrbka with a York County Sheriff’s Department told The York News-Times. “And not too distant from here, from what we’ve been told.”

Elderly Couple Stopped In Nebraska With 60 Pounds Of Weed 'For Christmas Presents'

Stemming from a Dec incident, as NPR’s Laurel Wamsley reported, a Jirons are confronting “felony charges of possession of pot with a vigilant to broach and no drug taxation stamp. (Nebraska law requires pot dealers to squeeze a drug taxation stamp from a Department of Revenue as justification that a state’s drug taxation has been paid.)”

The Jirons are due to seem in York County Court subsequent week to face those charges, according to a Journal Star.

The integrate have a family tie in Vermont law enforcement, according to a Associated Press; their son, Justin Jiron, is a Chittenden County rapist prosecutor. The handle use reports, “State’s Attorney Sarah George has pronounced Justin Jiron is not connected to his parents’ purported crime other than by relation.”