4
| Crime |

Florida Keys Woman Called Sheriff's Deputy and Tried to Sell Him Weed, Police Say

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

If you're running low on people to sell your weed to, you might as well try selling it to the cops.

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.


Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB. Follow Matthew Hendley on Facebook.


Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.