California Seniors Busted with Truck Full of Christmas Pot Related to New England Prosecutor
A Vermont state attorney said one of her employees is "surprised and upset" over the arrest of two people with a pickup truck full of pot who were arrested during a traffic stop in Nebraska.
Why? because the man, the chief deputy Chittenden County state attorney named Justin Jiron, is their son.
According to a report in the Burlington Free Press, Jiron was not involved in the plan to bring a Toyota Tacoma full of marijuana east from California. Nebraska authorities say Patrick Jiron, 83, and his wife Barbara, 70, intended to use the weed for Christmas gifts.
"Justin is in no way connected to this allegation other than by relation," his boss, Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George, wrote in an email Tuesday night according to the newspaper's account online.
The pot, which is legal where the senior Jiron's live in California, was estimated to be valued at about $300,000.