Elderly couple caught with 60 lbs. of marijuana in truck

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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, 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.

The deputies noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Patrick Jiron then admitted there was "contraband" in the car, the sheriff's department said, and allowed the deputies to search the truck.

Nebraska sheriff's deputies found 60 bags of marijuana

(Photo: York County Sheriff's Department)

Nebraska sheriff's deputies found 60 bags of marijuana in the truck of an elderly California couple. The couple said they were planning to give the weed out as Christmas gifts. 

In the truck were 60 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $300,000. Concentrated THC also was inside the vehicle, the sheriff's department said.

The couple also was cited for not having a drug tax stamp.