Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was for gifts

- An elderly couple who was arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana in their truck told officers that the drugs were meant to be Christmas presents.

The York News-Times reports the couple was arrested Tuesday by the York County Sheriff's Department after they were stopped for a traffic violation.

Officers found the bags of marijuana in the Toyota Tacoma driven by 80-year-old Patrick Jiron. His wife, 83-year-old Barbara Jiron, was also in the vehicle. They said they were driving from California to Vermont.

The couple was being held in York County jail on suspicion of felony drug charges.

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