Man charged after asking deputies to test meth's quality

Douglas Peter Kelly arrested after complaining he may have been sold wrong drug

PALATKA, Fla. - Authorities said a Florida man was arrested after complaining to deputies that he might have been sold the wrong drug.

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

Deputies said 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.

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 said 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.

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