Palm Beach County investigators said a 19-year-old Port St. Lucie man texted his mother Monday from the back of an ambulance, asking her to retrieve a drug-filled suitcase from the trunk of a car.
According to an arrest report, Nicolas Corbin Hipp was involved in a crash in the 5800 block of West Atlantic Ave. in suburban Delray Beach.
Hipp told investigators that was cut off by a truck and had to swerve to avoid hitting it, however he later admitted to possibly falling asleep.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue arrived and was transporting Hipp to the Delray Medical Center. While en route to the hospital, a paramedic said he witnessed Hipp text his mother to get a suitcase from the trunk of his crashed car.
The paramedic apparently relayed the information to PBSO, who checked the car and found the following in the suitcase:
• 79 green tablets identified as Alprazolam
• 63 white tablets identified as Alprazolam
• Digital scale with white residue
• Box of baggies
• 1 gram of marijuana
• Glass smoking pipe with marijuana
Hipp was interviewed by deputies at the hospital and said he buys medication on the street because he “does not agree with big pharma.”
The teen was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday and faces multiple drug charges.