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Florida man charged after asking deputies to test meth's quality

Posted: 4:27 AM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-14 18:14:07-04

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man was arrested after complaining to deputies that he might have been sold the wrong drug.

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The Putnam County Sheriff's Office posted on  Facebook  that 49-year-old Douglas Peter Kelly was charged Tuesday with possession of methamphetamine.


Douglas Peter Kelly

Deputies say Kelly called the sheriff's office earlier Tuesday and explained that he had bought some meth about a week earlier. He said he had a bad reaction after smoking the drug and asked if deputies could test the narcotic's quality.

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At a detective's invitation, Kelly drove to the sheriff's office and handed over a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil. Authorities say it field-tested positive for methamphetamine, and Kelly was arrested.

Kelly was being held on $5,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.