Drug smugglers have to continually come up with new methods to transport their products if they want to stay one step ahead of the law. However, sometimes these methods are so dumb, the criminals using them are basically begging to get caught. That was certainly the case with 38-year-old Jessica Bernice Kropp, who thought it would be a great idea to turn her bags of meth into hair bows and wear them proudly.
- Kropp was actually pulled over while driving with an expired registration. Arkansas police officer Kenneth Looney noticed the Dodge Neon driving around and while Kropp initially refused to pull over, she eventually did.
- Turns out, her license was also expired. Kropp not only told Officer Looney that she didn’t have insurance because she couldn’t afford it but that she had no idea where the vehicle’s registration was because it wasn’t her car—she was just borrowing it. Uh oh.
- She already had warrants out for her arrest. Looney ran some checks on Kropp and found out that not only was she driving with an expired license and no insurance in a car she may have stolen, but she was also already wanted on four failure to appear warrants and one for failure to pay fines. Things were clearly getting worse.
- As Officer Looney was arresting Kropp, he noticed something strange… The bow in Kropp’s hair looked… a little off. Turns out, Kropp had turned a bag of methamphetamines into a hair accessory. “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,” he wrote in his affidavit. “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’.”
- Kropp’s car was full of illegal goods. Kropp begged looney not to tow the vehicle, which he promised he wouldn’t do if she was honest with him about possessing any other illegal goods. According to the Baxter Bulletin, after searching the car, Looney 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.” Yikes!
- Needless to say, Kropp went to prison. She was arrested on “charges of possession of meth with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and no liability insurance” and booked into Marion County Jail, where she was held in lieu of a $23,210. It’s unclear whether or not anyone came to bail her out.