Woman Busted Wearing Bag Of Meth Disguised As Hair Bow
Published in Apr 2020 / Updated in Aug 2021
An Arkansas woman was arrested after a police officer found a bag of methamphetamine disguised as a bow attached to her hair.
At times, you hear about cops encountering criminals who are outright masterminds, and their crimes are borderline admirable, if only for their sheer genius.
But sometimes you hear about someone who thinks they can hide a bag of meth in plain sight simply by fashioning it into a homemade hair bow.
Jessica Bernice Kropp was pulled over by cops while driving through the town of Flippin, Arkansas
According to the police statement, she was initially pulled over for an expired registration before the cops learned her license was actually suspended.
As if breaking two traffic rules weren’t enough, the arresting officer, Kenneth Looney, also discovered Jessica had five warrants out for her arrest in four Arkansas counties.
Officer Looney asked her to step out of the car so he could place her under arrest, and that’s when things got weird.
Looney described his shocking finding in an affidavit:
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.
Officer Looney asked her, ‘are you serious?” to which she replied, “what?”
She initially claimed she didn’t know the bow was there and that someone might have put it in her hair without her knowledge.
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’.
A picture of the bow taken at the time of the arrest shows Jessica managed to fashion the pink tied bow, fastened neatly atop her pink-tinted, blonde hair.
A subsequent search of Jessica’s purse revealed multiple meth and drug paraphernalia bags, including a vape pen loaded with THC oil.
The officer also found a second vape pen filled with a mixture of THC oil and meth.
She was arrested on charges of possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended, and no liability insurance.
She was then taken to the Marion County jail, where she was held on a bond of $23,210.