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"My, what a lovely methamphetamine hair bow!"

If you're gonna do drugs -- and we don't recommend you do -- it's best not to wear them in your hair.

As reported by the Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home, Idaho, police on September 24 pulled over a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Jessica Bernice Kropp, after noticing the registration had expired.

Once Officer Kenneth Looney began interacting with Kropp, things began to get more interesting.  For starters, she said her drivers license was suspended, she didn't have insurance, and because she was driving a borrowed car, she had no idea where the registration was.

A quick call to police dispatch also revealed Kropp had five outstanding arrest warrants out on her, four of which were failures to appear in court to answer previous charges.

But the capper came when Officer Looney noticed a bow in Kropp's hair.  As he noted in the police report: "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."

Looney's first comment to Kropp, according to the police report, was "Are you serious? ...You have a bow in your hair made from a bag of meth."

Kropp allegedly responded with a dirty word, then declared, "I didn't know that was there, someone else put that there and I didn't know what it was."

A subsequent search of Kropp's purse and vehicle revealed more bags of meth, as well as drug paraphernalia and vape pens loaded with THC oil and meth.

Kropp was charged with assorted drug- and vehicle-related offenses and jailed on $23,210 bond.






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