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Teen texts mom to grab drug-filled suitcase from trunk after crash, deputies say

Nicholas Hipp, 19, tells deputies he doesn't agree with pharmaceutical industry

Nicholas Hipp, 19, faces multiple drug charges.
Nicholas Hipp, 19, faces multiple drug charges.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A teenager texted his mother from the back of an ambulance after he was injured in a crash, asking her to grab a drug-filled suitcase from the trunk of the car, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Nicholas Hipp, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested Monday on multiple drug charges.

According to an arrest report, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue paramedic Luis Gespedes watched Hipp type the words while he was in the back of an ambulance after a crash on Atlantic Avenue.

Deputies said they searched the car and found nearly 150 alprazolam pills -- commonly known as Xanax -- and about a gram of marijuana. Deputies said they also found a glass pipe and a scale.

Hipp was interviewed by deputies at Delray Medical Center, telling them that he buys medication on the street because he doesn't agree with the pharmaceutical industry.

He was released from jail the next day on a $5,000 bond.


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