Vermont Prosecutor's Parents Arrested Transporting 60 Pounds of Marijuana

Last week, we told you about an elderly couple who were pulled over in Nebraska with over 60 pounds of marijuana in their car, that they claimed were "Christmas gifts." Well that story's taken a new turn, as that elderly couple happen to be the parents of a Vermont prosecutor.

Patrick and Barbara Jiron are the names of the couple arrested with 60 pounds of marijuana last week. It turns out their son, Justin Jiron, is the chief deputy Chittenden County state's attorney in Vermont. While Justin did not comment on the story, his boss came to his defense and said he has no connection with his parents' arrest.

"Justin is in no way connected to this allegation other than by relation," Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George wrote in an email to the Burlington Free Press. "Justin is and has been a dedicated public servant for over 15 years and I assure you he is as surprised and upset about these allegations as anyone."

It appears that Justin's parents could've used a little refresher from their son on the law, as they claimed they didn't know it was illegal to transport marijuana across state lines.

We're guessing the Jiron family had a very awkward Christmas Eve.

(h/t Burlington Free Press)


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