DELRAY BEACH, Florida — He’s 19-years-old and is still calling for his mommy when he gets in trouble.
Florida police say Nicholas Hipp sent his mother a frantic message asking her to get the drugs out of the trunk of his car after he got into a wreck.
Palm Beach Sheriff deputies say they made contact with the teen late on the evening of Dec. 19 after he had crashed his car, claiming he’d been cut off by a truck making a u-turn. He then admitted he may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
But when Hipp was being checked out by paramedics, one of them noticed him writing a text message to his mother asking her to “get the suitcase from my trunk,” the arrest citation stated.
The paramedic reported what he’d seen to cops who then opened Hipp’s trunk and found a metal suitcase containing around 150 pills of Xanax, a scale covered in drug residue, dozens of baggies and a bag of weed and pipe.
After he was read his rights, Hipp claimed that he suffered from extreme anxiety and bought the Xanax on the street “because he does not agree with big pharma.” He also claimed he only used the scale to weigh the marijuana he purchases for his own use and that the bags were if he needed to carry just a few Xanax at a time.
He was hit with numerous drug charges and he was released on $5,000 bond after his mother came to get him in court.