Woman caught moving meth by wearing bags as hair bow
A woman in Flippin, Arkansas, was discovered by a police officer smuggling meth which had bizarrely been disguised as a hair bow. She was wearing it in her hair when the officer spotted it.
Last month, police officer Kenneth Looney pulled over 38-year-old Jessica Bernice Kropp after seeing that her vehicle's registration had expired. Kropp, who had been driving a Dodge Neon, initially failed to stop when requested to do so by Officer Looney but did eventually pull over.
She then told the officer that her licence was expired, and that she did not have insurance.
Kropp informed Looney that she did not know the whereabouts of the registration for the car as she was merely borrowing the vehicle. The officer also discovered that Kropp had five valid warrants out for her arrest, and four failure to appear warrants, and one failure to pay fines warrant, according to Baxter Bulletin.
When Looney asked the driver to step out of the car so that he could arrest her, he saw the bow containing meth in her hair.
In the affidavit, Looney states:
"As I was detaining Jessica Kropp, I observed what appeared to be a bow in her hair. The bow appeared to be a small, zip-locked bag containing a white crystal-like substance of suspected methamphetamine.
The baggie had a small rubber band around the middle, giving it a bow shape and was attached to a bobby pin. The substance was affixed to the right side of her head, attached to her hair.
I said, ‘Are you serious?’ She said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘You have a bow in your hair made from a bag of meth’. She said, ‘[expletive deleted], I didn’t know that was there, someone else put that there and I didn’t know what it was’."
According to Looney's account, Kropp found multiple bags of meth and drug paraphernalia, including a vape pen loaded with THC oil, and a vape pen loaded with THC oil and meth.
Since she had been cooperative, the officer did not have her car towed, and only charged her with one count of drug paraphernalia for all the drug items in her possession.
Kropp was charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and no liability insurance. She was taken to the Marion County jail where she was held.