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Palm Beach County teen texts mom from ambulance to grab drugs from car following accident

December 24, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Palm Beach County teen texts mom from ambulance to grab drugs from car following accident

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A teen in Palm Beach County, Florida is accused of texting his mom from the back of an ambulance just west of Delray Beach following a car accident and instructed her to grab a suitcase filled with marijuana and Xanax from his trunk.

A Palm Beach County paramedic watched Nicholas Hipp, 19, write the text early Monday, and deputies subsequently searched the trunk of the vehicle, The Palm Beach County Post reported.

Authorities discovered close to 150 Alprazolam pills, also known as Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety, approximately a gram of pot, a glass pipe, and a scale in the trunk, according to sheriff’s records.

Hipp informed police that he buys medicine on the street because he doesn’t like the pharmaceutical industry. He reportedly uses the scale to weigh the weed he buys, and the baggies found are used to store pills.

Hipp initially said that he had to swerve at around 4 a.m. on Monday after a truck, which was making a U-turn, cut him off. He later confessed that he might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Hipp is facing multiple drug-related charges. On Tuesday, his mother also appeared in court, and a judge ordered that the teen abstains from non-prescription drugs and alcohol. He has been released from the Palm Beach County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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