Elderly couple says 60 pounds of pot was for presents

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Lt. Paul Vrbka told the York News-Times that deputies pulled the couple over after they saw a Toyota Tacoma going over the center line and the driver failing to signal. When they approached the truck, deputies said they could smell the strong odor of raw marijuana.

Two pensioners have been caught with £250,000's worth of high-grade cannabis, which they claimed they meant to give away as Christmas presents.

The officers who made the stop were accompanied by a dog unit, which sniffed the marijuana.

A couple in their 80s were jailed Thursday after sheriff's deputies found 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. They said they were driving from California to Vermont.

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In California, it is legal to possess up to 28 1/2 grams of marijuana for recreational use.

In addition to the 60 pounds of marijuana - with an estimated street value of over $300,000, according to police - officers also discovered multiple containers of concentrated THC, police say.

Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, were both arrested. They were charged with possession to deliver and no drug tax stamp.

Meanwhile, the United Nations and the World Health Organisation have argued that penalties for all crimes relating to illegal drugs possession should be dropped.

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