Florida Keys Woman Called Sheriff's Deputy and Tried to Sell Him Weed, Police Say
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office|
At least that's what 39-year-old Jennifer Knopp ended up doing, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
MCSO Deputy Christian Galls was hanging out at the po-lice substation in Marathon last night around 9:15 p.m. when Knopp -- whom the deputy had known from a previous case -- called him and said she "had the stuff he was looking for."
The cops did want the weed but presumably didn't intend to buy it or smoke it.
MCSO Deputy Becky Herrin says Knopp offered to sell some marijuana to Deputy Galls and asked where he wanted to meet.
Galls said he'd call her back, whereupon he phoned up the narcotics detective, then called Knopp to set up a meeting behind a movie theater, Herrin says.
When Galls and another deputy rolled up to the movies, that's apparently when Knopp realized she just tried to sell weed to the cops and attempted to drive away, police say.
The deputies got back in their patrol car and pulled her over and, naturally, asked her why the hell she was trying to sell weed to sheriff's deputies.
Knopp's brilliant plan, she told the deputies, was to sell some weed to the cops because he was hoping that Galls "would help her get away from the man who was in the car with her," according to police.
Well, it worked -- she went to jail, and the man in the car was released without any charges.
The deputies found 24.5 grams of weed in Knopp's purse and also seized the $309 she had for possible forfeiture for banking off of pot sales, Herrin says.
Knopp faces charges of possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana, possessing drug equipment, and selling narcotics.
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