Man in Florida arrested after bringing meth to sheriff's office for testing
He was under the impression his meth dealer had sold him the wrong drug, so the sheriff's office told him he was welcome to bring it in for testing.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities in Florida say a man called them wanting officers to test the methamphetamine he'd illegally purchased, because he was under the impression his meth dealer had sold him the wrong drug.
Law enforcement officers say they were only too happy to oblige.
According to a Facebook post made by the Putnam County [Florida] Sheriff's Office, the incident took place on Tuesday.
Authorities say 49-year-old Douglas Peter Kelly, a resident of Hawthorne, Florida, thought someone sold him the wrong illegal narcotic.
"On Tuesday, Kelly contacted the sheriff's office and said he purchased methamphetamine about a week earlier and had a 'bad reaction' after smoking the narcotic," the Facebook post stated. "The suspect said he believed because of the 'violent reaction' he had after smoking the drug, he was sold the wrong narcotic. Kelly told detectives in the Drug unit he wanted the substance tested because he wanted to 'press charges' on the person who sold him the wrong narcotic."
Sheriff's deputies then offered to test the narcotic Kelly purchased, "in an effort to ensure the quality of the drug."
Kelly then drove to the sheriff's office and handed detectives, "a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil." Authorities say that substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine, which is the drug Kelly said he intended to purchase in the first place.
Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, according to the Facebook post.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office went on to invite other individuals wishing to have their drugs tested to bring them to sheriff's office.
"Remember, our detectives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase," the sheriff's office wrote.
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