A drug bust hit a little close to home for one Vermont prosecutor. According to the Burlington Free Press, the parents of a prosecutor in Chittenden County were arrested last week for allegedly transporting 60 pounds of marijuana across the country. The elderly couple apparently said they planned to gift the pot for Christmas.
Patrick Jiron, 83, (seen below) and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, are of Clearlake Oaks, California. They were caught smuggling the drugs during a traffic stop on December 19 in Nebraska. Their truck smelled of weed. When their pickup was searched — as approved by the driver, Patrick — authorities found some 25 bags of marijuana. They told authorities they did plan on gifting the weed to family in Vermont and Boston.
The amount they were carrying is worth a lot. Authorities estimated they could get more than $300,000 for the weed.
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