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23 December 2017, 12:28 | Tara Lloyd
It's alleged the couple planned to give about 30kg of marijuana as gifts for Christmas. Source York County Sheriff's Department
That's what they told police officers anyway, when they were busted with the drugs during a routine traffic stop in Nebraska, according to WSMV.
A couple in their 80s were jailed Thursday after sheriff's deputies found 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle.
Sheriff's deputies in York County, Neb., stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday when they noticed it driving over the center line and the driver failing to signal.
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A strong smell of marijuana wafted from the Toyota Tacoma, and, with the help of a police dog, deputies found the roughly $330,000 worth of pot in the pickup, authorities said.
Imagine being pulled over by police, and having your Christmas presents taken away. Police immediately noticed the "strong odor of raw marijuana", the York News Timesreports, and promptly found 60 (!) pounds and $336,000-worth ($336,000!) of pot in the auto.
Lt. Vrbka said the two elderly people indicated they were from Clearlake Oaks, Calif., and were headed for Vermont.
Though many states have legalized marijuana to varying degrees, Nebraska is not among them. "Legalization of marijuana for any goal has proven to be a risky proposition because the controls placed on its use in other states have fallen short", Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts said in 2015. He posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond and has been released from jail.
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