US woman arrested after wearing a bag of methamphetamine as a hair bow

A bag of meth disguised as a hair bow was found in the woman's hair.
A bag of meth disguised as a hair bow was found in the woman's hair. Photo credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office

An American woman has been arrested after a police officer found a bag of methamphetamine disguised as a bow in her hair.

Jessica Bernice Kropp, 38, was taken into police custody on September 24 after an officer, who initially pulled her over due to an expired registration, discovered the odd choice of accessory. 

Kropp reportedly admitted to Flippin police officer Kenneth Looney that she had a suspended license, did not have car insurance and was unsure where the registration was for the borrowed vehicle.

Officer Looney also found Kropp had five warrants out for her arrest in four Arkansas counties.

In an affidavit, Looney claimed he observed the hair bow while detaining Kropp.

Jessica Bernice Kropp.
Jessica Bernice Kropp. Photo credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office

"The bow appeared to be a small, zip-locked bag containing a white crystal-like substance of suspected methamphetamine," the officer said in his written statement, according to Arkansas news outlet, the Baxter Bulletin.

"The bag had a small rubber band around the middle, giving it a bow shape and was attached to a bobby pin."

Looney claimed that when he confronted Kropp about the accessory, she responded: "I didn't know that was there, someone else put that there and I didn't know what it was."

Multiple bags of meth and drug paraphernalia, including two vape pens loaded with THC oil and meth, were also located in Kropp's purse during a search of the vehicle.

Looney promised he wouldn't have the car towed if she was cooperative.

The 38-year-old was arrested on charges of possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and no liability insurance, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office records.

Kropp was taken to Marion County Jail and was set a US$22,530 (NZ$35,674) bond.


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