Couple in their 80’s jailed in Nebraska for transporting marijuana

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The street value of the pot was estimated at over $300,000. Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, said they were from Clearlake Oaks, northern California and were en route to Boston and Vermont. “They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Lt. Paul Vrbka told the media. Nebraska law requires marijuana dealers to purchase drug tax stamp from its Department of Revenue as evidence that the state’s drug tax has been paid. Both suspects were jailed in York County 

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The couple  now faces felony charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. A law in California legalizing recreational pot does not go into effect until Jan. 1. Marijuana remains illegal in Nebraska. No other information was available at the moment about the Jirons and the “friends” who expected to receive marijuana as “Christmas gifts.” The pot was confiscated so the enhanced Christmas party will nnot more be possible for some guys.

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