Elderly Couple in Their 80s Arrested for Jaw Dropping Reason

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December 22, 2017Dec 22, 2017

Recently, an elderly couple was arrested for a shocking reason. Since their arrest, the story has since spread like wildfire and gone viral across the internet.

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Patrick Iron and his wife, Barbara, were pulled over by a police officer for failing to use a turn signal. The couple is in the 80s and was traveling together on the highway.

However, it quickly turned into a serious situation when officers discovered the contents of their vehicle. Inside their truck was nearly 60 pounds of marijuana. The entire haul was worth close to $300,000.

However, what is truly stunning is the reason the couple gave for possessing the illegal drugs. Apparently, they thought they could give it as gifts!

"Mr. and Mrs. Jiron told the police they were traveling from their home state of California to Vermont, with a planned pit stop in Boston, and intended to distribute the drugs to family and friends as Christmas gifts," according to the New York Times.

The couple was arrested and is has been charged with possession of marijuana. They were also charged with failing to pay the drug tax stamp. This was surely one traffic stop the officers never will forget!

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